Letters to the Editor: Climate change isn’t your fault. Here’s what to blame and how to fix it.
You don’t have to be an environmental activist to get angry.
It’s the way we treat the planet that matters.
Our treatment of the environment isn’t just about our carbon footprint. It’s about how we live. Our carbon footprint isn’t why we’re having a drought. Our carbon footprint isn’t why we’re melting our icecaps. Our carbon footprint is everything.
You don’t have to be a climate activist to have an opinion.
There are plenty of things we can do to fix climate change, from reducing carbon emissions to increasing awareness. We can find a way to meet our energy demand, increase the size of our economy, decrease our dependence on imported oil, improve the way we produce food, and even make some of our products more environmentally friendly.
To do that, though, we need to do all three.
First, we have to reduce our carbon footprint. It doesn’t make you a hero. It makes you an ordinary person doing her or his job. It makes you a decent person. It makes you someone who cares — about yourself, about the people around you, and about the environment.
The government needs to give everyone information about their carbon footprint, so that people can make decisions. In fact, it needs to make it mandatory for companies and businesses to give out carbon footprint information.
There’s no excuse for a business to have that information. No excuse for a business owner to have that information because then she or he is in the same boat as the guy who owns a barbershop or a bar.
That’s why this state shouldn’t let a business make it hard to buy gasoline. It should let you buy gasoline everywhere.
Businesses don’t have a personal carbon footprint. They have a business one — and if that business one is high, you aren’t buying any carbon-neutral drinks at the barbershop, which is how carbon footprint is measured.
For the sake of the Earth and our economy, we need to make our carbon footprint public.
You could change your lifestyle,