counts as trying to scare people, which is sort of the definition of a 'scare tactic'. It's the same thing that McCain is engaging in, also, along with Palin. Especially Palin.
That's an opinion Trieste. For the record I posted it not as a 'scare tactic' but a simple truth. If we don't act on it now, the global environmental crisis will become the
issue of the century, overriding everything including the slumping US economy, because that too will depend on how we choose to use or abuse our planet.
So yeah. The sky is falling. Whatever. What're you gonna do about it?
So what am I going to do about it? Well I've been trying to do something for years now. Like people say this is going to require more than recycling to tackle, which I have been doing for many, many years. But we have to look at all the big and little ways...how we can condense our driving and save fuel, not just when the gas prices go up and we're scared if we'll have enough gas to get to work and everywhere else, but the rest of the time too, when prices drop back down.
How can we cut other energy costs? I head someone coin the term vampiric electronics; that being those gadgets we own that suck power even when they're 'off'...doing very little to nothing. It means taking the cell phone charger out of the wall even you take the phone off of it, because it can still pull power.
It means I unplug our TV and satellite receiver when we're not using them. The warm-up factor for modern televisions is a way overrated myth, to the point that I'm tempted to call it a redundant feature, and the receiver takes, at worst, a minute to reacquire the satellite when the power's been off.
That's some of the things I'm doing about it; those alone could be a huge impact on our national power bill if most people did it. What are you
doing about it? Or, more importantly, what is everyone else here doing about it?