I know you have one, we all do: one of those brilliant, unorthodox ways to combat global warming that cause people to look at us like we’ve got a screw loose. Maybe you’ve never shared your crazy like a fox idea with anyone because you know the reaction you’ll get. We’ll here is your chance. You have just been granted to share your brilliant idea, no matter how kooky, with the rest of the group. Who know, perhaps your inspiring words will percolate upwards into the stratospheres of political power and some senator, or, dare I say, Barack himself, will put your plan into action, thereby saving our species from certain annihilation.
Your plan doesn’t have to completely reverse global warming; any idea that moves us in the right direction is welcome. Remember, this is not my diary, it’s your diary. So step up and share your unorthodox, outside the box solution. My only rule is to leave out the obvious, so no suggestions for a carbon tax, more fuel efficient cars, or wind energy. We’ve already heard about those.
To get the ball rolling I’ll start.
Ahem. In the greater LA area, all freeways should have mandatory carpooling Monday through Friday from 6:30-8:00AM and from 5:00 – 6:30PM. If you’ve ever driven those freeways during those times you know it’s a great place to park your car for a couple hours. Sure you’ll hear some grumbling at first, but when people hop on the 405 and find themselves zooming to work at 65mph I suspect the grumbling will stop. Can’t find a carpool partner? There’s always Craigslist and many other ways to find somebody headed your way. Still no dice? There are side streets, public transportation, or you can adjust your work hours. This would decrease smog, green house gas production, and traffic congestion. People getting to and from work faster won’t hurt either.
Anyhow, that’s my crazy idea. What’s yours?