I’ve been accused sometimes of being too cheerful an environmental writer, not nearly doom-and-gloom enough to get people to turn from their wasteful ways. I believe, yes, that’s it’s better to do something than to do nothing. But to claim that it’s easy and cheap to solve the problems caused by driving, as does the TerraPass website, “Prevent global warming, reduce carbon dioxide pollution, promote alternative energy”, strikes me as Pollyannaish, at best. Venture capital looking for a way to turn a profit, at worst.
June 21st, 2006|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: reflections|
About the Author: Karen Christensen
Karen Christensen is an entrepreneur, environmentalist, and scholar who writes about the many ways women have gained and wielded power. She is the owner and CEO of Berkshire Publishing Group, a former trustee of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Press, a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations, and the founder of the Train Campaign. Subscribe to Karen’s Letter @Substack https://karenchristensen.substack.com or try her Home Ecology newsletter. She can also be found on Twitter @karenchristenze.
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