This is the faculty parking lot at a recently renamed law school in New York with a world-famous environmental law program.  It is probably safe to say that every member of the faculty accepts that climate change is real and that it is caused by anthropogenic sources. It is also fair to assume that those on the faculty who do not teach environmental law probably don’t rank climate change as the most pressing social and economic issue facing the United States.

Some days, the view is a little more promising (once all those @#!!*&^ SUVs go home):


I recently added up my carbon footprint for April — my personal footprint is 157 pounds for the month — less than 0.1 ton. It helps that I turned off the gas for Earth Week, and we only made one (one way) trip to the mountains (the return trip counts for May). Still on track for my four ton annual carbon budget.


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