Recall that reusable bags were supposed to be the green, “eco-friendly” solution to the alleged paper-or-plastic conundrum–the fact that paper bag manufacturing kills trees, while plastic bags clog landfills. But now the solution apparently needs a solution.
Whenever I make the point–in speaking and writing on climate policy–that green restrictions on carbon emissions would require a massive and economically devastating reduction in our use of energy, I am always confronted by the objection that I am ignoring “alternative energy.”
I wrapped up my speaking tour of the South last Thursday by giving my Darwin talk at UNC, Charlotte. It was a very nice way to celebrate Darwin’s 200th birthday, although nobody brought any cake, unfortunately.