reohn2 wrote:Lets not keep pointing the finger at anyone who uses a car on the grounds of fossil fuel wastage when that pointing hand has three of those fingers pointing back its owner.
No human(even cyclists) is without "guilt" where pollution and fossil fuel use is concerned.
Absolutely. Presumably none of us are immune here as we've all got bicycles built from materials mined, refined, constructed and shipped around the globe all using fossil fuels. My point is that there is a life beyond the automobile. This might not be easy - it may even require moving house to be closer to work - but it's possible. Too often we make lazy or self-indulgent choices based on cheap energy and car use that many of our ancestors, even only a generation or two ago, wouldn't have. Great to have the luxury to live in a big house in the country away from your work, but there's a line between what is fair enough in a free scoiety and what is externalising your impacts for the rest of us, and future generations, to pick up on your behalf (even if that line is a bit blurry at times!)
Of course we're not going to save the world by all living next door to our jobs, but it's one of the many things that people need to do in their lives to reduce the (IMO) immorally high impact we have on the place. At least until vehicles are all powered by some sort of renewable resource!