Day 22: My Life w Car

Oooh, golly, I love this news.
EU pledges to cut greenhouse gases by 30% by 2020! What’s the leader of the Free-Freaking-World doing about global climate change? Nothing, nix, nada, zip. The jury’s still out, Bush says, on whether global climate change is real.

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There are kids growing up today who will not have a sense of our country as leading the rest of the world in anything other than saber-rattling and war. I really and truly mourn the loss of our country’s standing as a leader and a beacon for the rest of the world to follow.

But hang on, maybe the states will come forward and join the rest of the world in trying to deal with a very real problem that threatens all of us. California–New York–Washington state…or maybe companies who want to actually be 100 year companies will step up where our pig-headed prez dares not tread. Cal recently floated a law that would require eco-friendly lightbulbs by 2012 and Seattle residents recently set a new record for recycling not only yard waste but kitchen waste as well, reducing landfill by over 20%.

I used to be a believer in the fed government as leading the rest of the country to embrace changes that are good for us but are difficult for us. I have lost faith in the federal government to do anything but spend recklessly and ruin our reputation in the world. I hope we’re not the last ones to join in the effort to turn the environment around but I expect we probably will be.

Oh well.

Daily stats:
Car: 0
Bike: 8.5 miles, 4 tasks, brisk ride!
flexcar: 0
bus: 0

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