Some ideas were good enough for the final project. Some ideas were just good enough to be mentioned as discarded in our creativity paper. Some never made it out of the gate. Curiously all the ideas in this category were mine.
If we took Raleigh police off the streets on weekends and let folks get a “free shot” at that annoying neighbor, their ex-husband, or the bookie that’s still harassing them over last year’s Super Bowl, we could save a lot of carbon. Especially since we all know that annoying neighbors, ex-husbands, and bookies all drive Hummers. Plus, we save emissions from police patrols, we can pay our public servants less, and they’ll be happier because they can spend the weekends with their families (assuming they’re not married to bookies).
This one’s simple. Overpopulation is a huge driver of carbon emissions, so let’s thin ourselves out a bit. No driving to the store, no raising environmentally inefficient cattle. Just eat what’s handy.
Again, too many people equals too much carbon. Straight people are going to have sex (I’ll never know why). Too many contraceptives fail. You know what doesn’t fail? Vasectomies. Let’s give them to all male babies at birth. When men are ready to father children intentionally, the state will reverse the procedure free of charge.