I guess we should thank Al "hug-a-tree" Gore for a smaller carbon footprint cause if you cause more damage to save energy you're okay.
AND DON'T PAY ANY ATTENTION TO THIS REPORT EITHER This one is for your environmentalists out there ... you Prius drivers. You know who you are. When you drive a Prius you're so much better than everyone else on the road, right? Yeah .. right. Because your carbon footprint is so much smaller than everyone else's. You're special. You care about the environment while that jerk driving the Hummer doesn't.
Uh oh. Maybe things aren't as they seem.
There's a story in The Recorder from Central Connecticut University which says that it takes more energy to produce a Prius than it does a Hummer. I'm not going to try to explain it to you here ... just read the story.
Oh ... and all of this is caused, of course, by global warming.