I've just watched Gore's An Inconvenient Truth.
Disturbing. Infuriating. Shame-inducing. It makes me want to reject my species.
What can one do?
Individually, not a whole lot. But if we all bought CFL lightbulbs, it might start something.
I had vaguely heard something about them on NPR and so bought them today on a whim.
Then I got home and felt stupid--I had paid $7.58 for a three-pack of CFLs with a brightness equivalent to 60 watts--when a four-pack of regular 60-watt bulbs cost 77 cents. Didn't seem smart.
But now, feeling more informed and less greedy, it seems to have been a good investment. Why? Watch Gore's film and, for more specific CFL information, read How Many Lightbulbs Does it Take to Change the World? One. And You're Looking At It.