The debate about negative affects of mankind on the planet has been ongoing since before I was a child. Imminent planetary nuclear holocaust, population explosion, energy crisis, ocean ecology, pollution, genocide, sustainability, resource depletion, and now climate change have all dominated the western world consciousness at times. This logically triggers discussions of "We must do something!".
Problem is if we Americans can try to do our part, abandon the benefits & liabilities of the Industrial Revolution and live sustainably how do we convince the rest of the world to follow our sacrifice?