I enjoyed Mike Tidwell's article on phasing out carbon fuels in favor of renewable energy sources ("Forecast calls for pain,", Feb. 6). Taxing carbon is the best way to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.
Having lived and traveled in
By contrast, we Americans drive our cars too much, consume too much and waste too much. We eat too much fast food and get too little exercise.
Most people are afraid of change, however, Perhaps environmentalists need to talk more about what life would really be like without fossil fuels, since most people can't imagine what that would really mean.
Roland Oehme, Baltimore