Failed climate activist

After 12 years as a commuter cyclist—a one-man carbon sink in fact—I finally got tired of all the well meaning earnest self-sacrificing and bought a car. The first time I've ever bought a car purely for pleasure. Of course I still cycle to work—what could be more insane that sitting in traffic every day?—but when the week-end comes, for the first time in years I have a car waiting in my driveway to take me on whatever adventure I choose.

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You're making too much sense

Sep 17, 2019 at 10:43pm

Doomed to be down voted my the diehard lefties

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Electric car

Sep 17, 2019 at 11:10pm

You could have bought an electric car.

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Anonymous

Sep 17, 2019 at 11:11pm

After a 35 years of environmental consciousness I'm strongly suspecting we're past the point of no return and climate change is accelerating. I gave up owning a car 30 years ago and have been trudging around in the rain or riding in it for years. Needless to say, I'm feeling pretty stupid. It's a miserable existence. The climate in this region is shit. The summer's are way too short and the winters way too long.

Anonymous

Sep 17, 2019 at 11:34pm

I commend you for your efforts! Getting a car to take you to places to explore is definitely a life enhancement. I too always bike or walk wherever I go. I recently bought a vehicle for the same reason and it has added to my life.

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Carbon Ken

Sep 18, 2019 at 1:34am

Atta boy keep up the good work. And help fight economic stagnation too!

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That is awesome

Sep 18, 2019 at 6:51am

I want to do exactly the same thing.

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Hey, don't be so hard on yourself

Sep 18, 2019 at 7:54am

You're not a failed climate activist, you're still doing your part.
And you are entitled to "treat" yourself to a car if you're working hard all week.

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Carbon Ken

Sep 18, 2019 at 1:03pm

Economy now
Apocalypse then

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Yawn....

Sep 18, 2019 at 2:58pm

Yup, big yawn

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Hm

Sep 18, 2019 at 4:10pm

Many many many people own and use both, lol.

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