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Green Guilt Trips Won't Inspire Personal Change

Green Guilt Trips Won't Inspire Personal Change

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In his recent op-ed, "An Inconvenient Guilt," Gerald Skoning argues that it is misguided for environmentalists to try to shame Americans into decreasing their carbon footprint. "Guilt can lead to paralysis," Skoning writes. "And that is the last thing the green movement needs."