Okay, let me explain a tad. There have been a slew of articles on Climate Change and it's accompanying accusation humanity is at fault. After reading and responding to the most egregious of those articles I found myself being accused of denying science et al.
Author after author was asked what solutions do they proffer to us all? Surprisingly, none ever answered. I gave my usual suggestions like Thorium Salt Reactors, banning glass superstructures corporations love to build in an infantile “one up-man-ship” and mandating all buildings be properly insulated to the climate they are built in and the coup d'état would be moving us away from the boxes we've built around ourselves into Monolithic domed structures that take 4-100 watt light bulbs to heat, can withstand 200 mph winds and are are all but fireproof.
All I got were crickets from the authors! What has become clear they don't want to make the world better. We have the technology “off the shelf” that can transform this nation to “carbon neutral”. It wouldn't bankrupt us or push us back into the Middle Ages.
LET'S MOVE THE CONVERSATION FORWARD!
I don't believe in AGW and never will until legitimate science is presented. Get over it.
Now, almost all of the people I've ever spoken to about our planet and it's future want the same basic things: Clean Air, Water & Food. I've gone so far over the past 12 yrs renting half a duplex here in a suburb of Buffalo, I've spent just over $5000 on upgrades including complete insulation in the basement and attic, installing new doors and storm doors and I'm working on the windows. I track all electrical devices usage, per month and year. I spend more on electricity than most of the nation. Our rates here in WNY are 2nd highest in the nation at 37 cents per kilowatt. And FYI, I actually spent 54 cents per kilowatt because NYSEG has a program to help them do R&D and build renewable sources. Half of all my electric comes from renewables.
Hell, I turn things off, reduce the thermostat and pay attention to the plastics I buy and use. I pay attention to how much gas I use and my mpg. I bought an H.E. washer and dryer and use less of everything I once thought I needed.
As for my challenge? Well, I thought you'd never ask. I challenge anyone and everyone that has been accused of being a member of TDC, LLC to calculate their own carbon footprint. I assume we're a LLC because no one is that foolish not to be, just in case someone wants to sue us for something or other.
Don't worry, most of the work has been done for us already.
At the above link you can input your own data and then have it calculate your footprint and it gives you a comparison of yours vs the nation and the world.
My yearly footprint stands at 5.88 Metric tons. That's less than 36% of the US and a little more than ½ the rest of the Western World.
The next step is to move the conversation beyond those doomsayers, sycophants & charlatans that want us forced into perpetual poverty or some “carbon trading scam”. ALL I'd ask is that you share your footprint total and what, if anything, you've done to make your world better and less toxic.
I'd suggest we ignore those articles that want to keep beating a dead horse and let them met silence. We've had 30+ yrs of their “the sky is falling” meme, it's time to move on. It doesn't matter if the planet is warming or not, honest.
You know what does make a difference?
Our own consumption, wastefulness and toxic debris. Things we can fix.