That's right! Texas!
We aim to be the biggest and the baddest, and in this case we succeed. Heck, we have double the emissions of the two states below us combined.
Well in part, it could be that our biggest supply of energy comes from coal.
It could also stem from our lack of good public transportation and our love of big cars.
But for the most part, I think we simply DON'T believe that our emissions have anything to do with global warming. Last semester two of my ADULT students wrote essays about global warming. Both of them took the position that we cannot prove that the rising emissions of greenhouse gasses have anything to do with global climate change.
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And what if the alarmists are right? I recently posted an amusing and frightening video that posed just that question.
I love Texas. I lived away from here for ten years as a young adult, and I realized that the hills and plains of Texas are my spiritual home--this is where I want to be (at least for now).
But I am not always proud to be from Texas. There are many things I don't like about us. And this pig-headed insistence that we can do whatever we like and damn the consequences is down right embarrassing.