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6.20.2008

LETTING SEINFELD GUIDE MY DRIVING

Recently, a New York Times article lamented the confusion of good intentioned people everywhere about making the exactly right choices about going green.

Take gasoline consumption for example:

When asked about four dollar a gallon gas, the woman on a national TV news show was quoted as saying she was glad that gas prices were rising, because that meant people would drive less, which in turn would reduce carbon pollution. The woman's comment was right and wrong on so many levels that her rosy-colored, self-absorbed bubble can be quickly punctured by a host of logic stick pins.

And, while, it's great that the Killearn to Southwood 80x diesel bus gets people to work while they surf the net on their Power Books(TM), the main criticism of the green movement could be one's insular approach to solutions resulting from being overwhelmed by choosing the one correct option.


Instead, we might seek a straightforward compass to guide us toward the best informed choice we can make, according to our situation at the time. I've decided to apply Ellen Benes logic to all future car trips:

Is the event "gas worthy?"

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