Bjorn Lomborg, an academic best known for his book The Skeptical Environmentalist, had an interesting op-ed in the Wall Street Journal recently that got me thinking about cars and the costs of carbon.
I suppose I am not an environmentalist. I enjoy being in the outdoors, particularly hiking and backpacking. I prefer doing these in an unpolluted environment, but I'm not committed to maintaining a pristine environment regardless of the cost. I am certainly not as committed as actress Evangeline Lilly who recently spent 32 hours travelling by airplane to attend the Forward on Climate Rally to express her opposition to the KXL pipeline, apparently without any sense of irony.