I'm no kook, but I have to say I've been re-motivated to take some more personal responsibility for the environment. Mariana and I saw An Inconvenient Truth and boy was it compelling. I'm always wary of spin, so I saw this movie with a fairly critical eye. I felt like Al Gore presented facts that added up to a very inconvenient truth indeed.
I've always had a fascination with alternative energy. My motivation came primarily from my wallet (free power!) and secondarily by feeling I would be sticking it to the man by finally making him pay ME to be connected to the grid. Both of these are still motivating factors, I now feel much more comfortable making the initial investment in a solar installation or similar sort of thing.
It also seems to me that there ought to be a way to get filthy, filthy rich from the changing paradigm. If the folks maintaining the status quot of the oil-driven economy are so keen on protecting it, there is sure to be tons of money behind toppling it. Enough for now. Recycle something, or better yet, reuse it.Posted by wschuller at July 17, 2006 09:50 PM