Cuts: How Deep?

The best evidence indicates that we need to reduce our CO₂ emissions by 70% by 2050. [Kyoto round one aimed for only 6%]. If you own a four-wheel drive, and replace it with a hybrid fuel car, you can achieve a cut of that magnitude in a day, rather than half a century. If your electricity provider offers a green option, for the cost of a daily cup of coffee, you will be able to make equally major cuts in your household emissions. And if you vote for a politician who has a deep commitment to reducing CO₂ emissions, you might change the world.

~ Tim Flannery (1956-01-28 age:61),   The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth