This article should be filed under "What else is new?".
It really is high time that we begin to step up our efforts and do something. And don't wait for the oil companies or whoever is in charge.
I realize I haven't touched upon the subject of global warming in a while; we all get busy. Holidays, the Mitchell report, you know, stuff like that.
I know it's cold out and cars need to get warmed up, but please consider not idling your car unless it is absolutely necessary. How many times have you gone to the bank lately, and someone was sitting in the car next to you, with the car running? Do you pick up your kids from school and leave the car running while you wait?
Idling your car for more than 30 seconds adds more pollution than turning the engine off and restarting it.
Even Martha is in on it. See here.
Remember the bank parking lot? Well how about the drive-through teller? How long do we sit there? Then consider all the other drive-throughs. McDrive. DDonuts. $tarBUCK$. It adds up. Not only do we drive too much, we sit in our cars with the engine on and we don't even go anywhere.
I think it's time we turn off the engine, and those of us who are able, walk into the bank on our own two feet. We may even be able to deposit some money in the process, instead of pulling it out.
Getting off my soapbox now.