Fruits of the Hybrid Car

Engineers expended decades of work producing the hybrid car which can go twice as far on the same amount of gas. Do the owners of these vehicles then cut their gas consumption and greenhouse gases in half? Nope. They just drive around for the hell of it, driving twice as far as ever before, using up just as much of a limited resource and putting just as much greenhouse gas into the air. If our species goes extinct, nobody can say we did not deserve it. We are terminally stupid and short-sighted.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)