Who to blame for greenhouse gases?

I watched a news clip on CBC on Sunday evening in which a person concerned about the environment talked about the steps he was taking to reduce his impact on it.
The focus talked about the initiatives individuals could take in their homes and their daily lives to help Canada meet its Kyoto targets.
His big energy-saving contribution was using his bike in Toronto year-round, replacing his car. I suppose in Toronto the bike solution may work. I don’t suspect that in our district, the bike solution would work for half the year.
The clip showed the greenhouse gas reductions of 40 people using public transportation over their own vehicles. That, too, creates many savings.
When the Tories announced their greenhouse gas targets last week, I found myself skeptical. Would we really be willing to change our way of life. I have changed many of my incandescent light bulbs to the more efficient fluorescent bulbs.
Personally, I am still not convinced the fluorescent bulbs have the same lumens of light. And they don’t seem to generate the same warm yellow light.
I can grudgingly comply.
Am I ready to walk more? Or travel less? Or downsize my house now that my children have grown and left? Would I change my heat from gas to electricity to cut down on my carbon emissions.
I don’t see myself doing any one of those items.
I, like other Canadians, probably will look to someone else to solve the greenhouse gas problem in Canada. Who can I go after?
Recently, several articles have appeared in papers across the world suggesting that single persons living alone are creating huge unnoticed climate problems.
A study coming from Holland looked at the cost of running households. Every week, we visit our local grocery store and stock up on a variety of products to maintain our home and health, such as toilet paper, soap, dish detergent, and more.
We also pick up our meat items, and produce.
Depending on the size of our household, one bag of fruit might contain five apples for a single person while the same bag might contain 15 for a family. And the packaging for a pound of burger is not that much less than for three pounds.
The single-person household often uses as much packaging as a family of four.
And once into the home, a single person household will use almost the same amount of energy for lighting and heat as a multi-person one.
A report published out of England in the journal, “Environment, Development and Sustainability” by Dr. Jo Williams, examined the habits of various age groups and discovered single men aged 25-44 are the biggest consumers of energy and household goods.
The study found they consumer 38 percent more products, 42 percent more packaging, 55 percent more electricity, and 61 percent more gas per person than an individual in a household of four.
Single men take the hit again, especially if they are living alone. Their diet appears poorer, relying on fast food and takeout, which consumes more in packaging.
Single men seem to use more energy, whether it is operating the washing machine, the dryer, the toaster, the television, the stereo, taking a shower, or the vehicles they drive.
Who else are targets for blame?

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