What is it about the Green Movement that bothers me?
I mean, I think of myself as an environmentalist --
These are my thoughts, and I may be off base, I've never read anyone else being critical of Green -- but it just seems -- off -- somehow.
1.) I have a sneaking suspicion, it's more about selling me something than about the environment.
2.) There is an off-putting, "do-gooding, holier than thou", tone to it all.
3.) My own thought is that instead of making things Greener, we would be better off making less things.
4.) Unintended consequences. So many Green solutions don't make much sense to me -- it seems like they over expend energy to save a little energy.
5.) I think the environment is way too complicated to try to figure out in small units.
6.) Just consume less. Period.
7.) I'm betting that a few very strong measures, which would be utterly unpalatable to even most Greenies, would have the most effect. Have a .10 gas tax. Limiting the size of houses.
Urban Growth Boundaries that are really boundaries, instead of expansions. That kind of thing.
This is just off the top of my head.
3 days ago