It's a bold cover tagline: "Save The Planet - Or Else." And Newsweek found the right man for the image: Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has that movie star action hero aura and a more-recent green image. Two sections of Newsweek's latest issue (on newsstands today) will probably be of interest to AutoblogGreen readers.

First, Science Editor Sharon Begley's discussion that even curbing CO2 emissions won't be enough to get us out of our mess. Begley describes other ways (carbon sequestration, for example) to make the air cleaner.

Secondly, the "How to Live a Greener Life" section, which includes knowning yourpersonal carbon footprint and these driving-specific tips:
  • Buy a greener car by using EPA MPG rates and learning about tax credits.
  • Use public transportation more often: "You can reduce your carbon dioxide emissions by about 1,590 pounds per year if you leave the car home two days a week and take public transportation instead."
  • Use carbon offsetting to clean up after your car.
Good tips, sure, but not enough to match the "or else" threatened on the cover, methinks.

[Source: Newsweek]


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