Monday, February 26, 2007

I Simply Don't Understand


mirror sky
Originally uploaded by madabandon.
  1. What exactly don't you understand about global warming?
  2. The US has 4% of the world's population, yet uses 25% of the world's energy.
  3. How can you drive a gas-guzzling, pollutant-spewing SUVs?
  4. How can you support the destruction of the environment?
  5. Do you really need your home heated to 80F in winter? Or cooled to 70F in summer?
  6. Why do office towers leave lights burning 24/7?
  7. While you sit in your car waiting to pick your kids up from school, why do you need to leave the engine running?
  8. Do you really need to buy so much stuff?
  9. Do you really need fresh raspberries in February?
  10. Why are you so selfish that you would put your own needs so far ahead of the needs of the world?
  11. If you have children, what kind of world do you want them to inherit?


There are so many things I don't understand aabout how people think, and these things trouble me greatly. John Edwards was just on NPR, on the Brian Lehrer show, asking these same questions. I hope people listen.

1 comment:

she said...

wonderful photograph!

as we've become more educated/aware, we are doing things here and there to contribute to the solution

recycling
electric lawn mower
more conscious about use of gas/electricity
and i'm in a hybrid now

what a treat too! the other day, at the gas station, mr. big man/big truck was at the pump on the right.. i watched as the price went $52.99, $60.00 and up and up

i walked in, gave $40 cash and guess what? filled my tank and went back in for change! practically skipped back to my cute, little saturn vue

on the other side, my neighbor drives a big suv

here's her story: had a smaller, light weight car w/infant in the backseat and was rear-ended.

out of a sense of motherly protection, she went and purchased what she felt would help keep her and her baby safe on the road. she wanted protection

i understand that! it's dangerous out there on the roads

i'm happy w/my hybrid, but i admit i feel much more vulnerable, especially with two children

lots of praying i do. and more walking ")

Maya Angelou has a great quote

"when we know better. we do better."

and i think, at least the knowledge is being passed around

change will come slow, but i believe it is on its way.