I stand behind the upcoming carbon tax. Can you think of a better way to tell us Vermonters that we are going the wrong way with energy use? Are we not responsible for our part of climate change?
This climate change stuff is for real. We have to do our part. And now, just think, we have nearly tripled the size of our homes since 1960 — from less than 1,000 square feet to now, new homes average 2,700 square feet.
We have been steadily increasing the size of our cars. Look at the size gain in the last 10 years with this cheap gas, the weight of the average pickup truck, coupled with the gas guzzling.
Technology has helped us by about 2 mph in the last decade. But think of what we could have done as a nation by everyone doing their part. We need government to persuade us through our wallets that we aren't doing enough to reduce our carbon footprint.