One of the biggest hurdles to getting anything done about global warming and climate change is skepticism about the phenomena themselves. Politicians can look at polls and say "my constituents don't think it's happening, so why should I do anything?"
If you have a moment, drop by jacksonsun.com and fill out the front-page poll, which asks "Do you believe global warming is a serious, man-made crisis?" The Yes vote was up by 9 points at one point this week, but the deniers are gaining ground, and are within 5 points as I type this.
(If you wait about 5 minutes, you can vote a second time, or third time, etc., which is how I suspect the vote has started closing in within the past 24 hours. You can help turn the tide.)
Oh, and I'm new here, but I couldn't agree more with the premise of this community. SUVs may have a proper place for extra-large families or people who have to haul a lot of equipment around, or military troop transport, but people who buy them for everyday use just running around a small town as a single person get no respect from me whatsoever: if ever anything was a proper target for a "sin tax," it would be the single person's SUV.
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