If My House Were On Fire and I Had to Choose . . .
9:20 AM, Dec 23, 2009 • By RACHEL ABRAMS
Save a "specialist in sustainable living" or the dog? No contest.
Even if it turned out to be not the usual ginned-up bogus climate pre-apocalypticism being peddled as science by the world's eco-terrorists (in this case, two sustainable-living specialists from New Zealand), but rather a true fact that her "carbon pawprint . . . is more than double that of a gas-guzzling sports utility vehicle," I'd definitely choose the dog.
As it happens, my dog is not medium-sized, she is large-sized--very--and her carbon footprints, which have covered the hectares in her three years of glorious life (so far), may have devastated a fair share of wildlife and polluted a good number waterways already; and so, I am guessing, must my extra-large-sized gas-guzzling 4x4 sports utility vehicle--the one that's allowed me to get out of my house despite the two feet of snow covering my driveway right now from a blizzard which may yet prove to have been related to global warming. Or not.