Speaking of large houses, here's Thomas Friedman on the subject of whatever it is we're trying to prevent by driving a Prius. Friedman has written some great books about globalization and the benefits of Free Trade. That got him booed on college campuses, and there was a pie-throwing incident by a group called The Greenwash Guerillas.
(Note to self: do some research on whether college campuses are the most likely places for attacks on free speech.)
To recover some fashion cred, Friedman then wrote "Hot, Flat, and Crowded", which basically said that the gods aren't happy with everything you're doing so they're going to heat up the earth. The Thought Police began to smile again on Friedman.
Anyway, back to evil people with large houses. Here's Thomas Friedman in the New York Times:
....this bill’s goal of reducing U.S. carbon emissions to 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020 is nowhere near what science tells us we need to mitigate climate change. But it also contains significant provisions to prevent new buildings from becoming energy hogs, to make our appliances the most energy efficient in the world and to help preserve forests in places like the Amazon.
Here's Thomas Friedman's house.
Where are the Greenwash Guerillas now that we really need them?
Two layers of Whitening (with a primer coat) to the good people at Small Dead Animals for the links.