Looks like I am becoming a tool of the New York Times.... A fascinating article today suggests decoupling climate change/global warming from smart energy use is VERY effective. Kansans get into frugal behaviors, conserving creation as a spiritual imperative, and sticking it to the Middle East by becoming energy independent. This translated into a 5% decrease in energy use in 5 communities which, it reported, is considered quite extraordinary. The fact that the communities competed helped fuel [ha ha] improvements, too! Since cap and trade looks tabled or dead, this is an important lesson in building a consensus. If people can do the right things, it doesn't really matter why they're doing them.