At this time last year, Peter and I thought we were doing pretty good with our environmental practices. We were a one-car/one-scooter household, carpooled, used mass transit, recycled, tried to remember to use cloth bags, shared our house with roommates, had a decent sized vegetable garden, etc. We were certainly doing our part.
Then we heard Richard Heinberg speak at South High about the interplay of global warming and peak oil and his message hit us like a ton of bricks. That was when we really understood the problem facing all of us. And by understanding that, we also understood how much we needed to do and how quickly we needed to do it. No one has ever had such a profound impact on our lives.