Cutting down the rain forest and polluting waters where plankton grow drastically contributes to CO2 levels. As you burn you release it and take out some of the vegetation absorbing it. Another thing is all these air conditioners vs evaporative coolers. If you live in a dry climate you should use evaporative coolers. Water is a precious resource, but so is heat. When you use an air conditioner it heats the surrounding environment to cool the wanted area. An evaporative cooler uses the process of evaporation to cool and contributes to cloud formation(double fold cooling) and swap coolers are easy to repair anyone can do it. All this blacktop paving roads doesn't help either. The asphalt absorbs all the heat and releases it to the environment; cement does better in so many ways and lasts longer. Why not recycle? you are going to eventually(nature does this over a long period of time) and if it saves energy to do so it saves money in the manufacturing process and reduces the area needed for landfill. Why not use less energy? With all the advances in technology you can do so much more with so much less power. Update your appliances so that you get more production with less resources. Update your vehicles. If your car is more then ten years old (and not a classic) why spend another dime on it? Buy a new vehicle with a warranty and drive it into the ground, get every penny out of your investment. It only makes sense. I'd bet if we correct what I just mentioned it would improve things ten fold. Upgrading appliances and vehicles would also improve the economy (Win win win). I don't care if you believe in Global Warming or not. Personally I think the above things I mentioned have a greater effect then the garbage being spieled out of the anti-coal and anti-gas crowd. If we can figure out how to make it worth while for the areas with the rain forests and figure a better way not to pollute the waters needed for plankton and grow economy from doing it we would have all winners. Lets make this the golden age.