What wouldn’t you be willing to give up?
Posted by jab12004 on April 24, 2009
This is a question that I think about frequently in the context of climate change. Over the last few years I have become more conscious of my daily activities and their larger climate impacts. I make sure to turn off the lights etc when I leave the house and have modified my daily life to be more climate conscious. Most of these aren’t very difficult to remember, and take very few personal sacrifices.
However, there are also things that I would not give up. For example, I know that eating meat generates a lot of greenhouse gasses, but I do it anyways. I also am a big fan of hockey in D.C. even though I know cooling down a 20,000 person arena to 60 degrees in late April is a huge waste of energy. In the end, there are some things I just am not going to stop doing regardless of how much someone wags their finger at me.
The truth is that everyone has their own set of preferences and their own list of things they wouldn’t give up. So, I’m curious, what wouldn’t you give up? I plan to come back to this topic with an actual intellectual lens at some point, but it is Friday, and I have a hockey game to go to.