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The Green Life: Veggie vs. Techie

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April 21, 2008

Veggie vs. Techie

"How big a bummer does attacking global warming have to be?" That's how Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Brown begins his post about last week's climate change conference at Yale. He compares warnings from Nobel Prize winner Rajendra K. Pachauri (Brown calls him "the vegetarian") with comments from California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. In essence:

Pachauri: Developed countries need to cut back on fossil fuels. Lifestyle changes like eating less meat and using less energy will be important.
Guv: Environmentalists have for too long been "like prohibitionists at a fraternity party." No one's going to give up their plasma TV to save a little energy; technology is the answer.

Have you had a conversation like this lately? Did you take a side, or are you looking for some middle ground? Let us know how you're feeling at the frat party these days.


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