As I listen to the giant sucking sound that is the mass destruction of capital (aka The Day the Market Ate My Retirement), I thought I'd pass on some good news. I admit that I had to do some digging to find something. Honestly, there wasn't much. So, here goes.
According to the WSJ, we Americans really can put a dent in carbon emissions by changing our behavior. Cool, huh? It's because the American consumer is responsible for 65% of US carbon emissions (by contrast, US industry only contributes 23%). Hmm - that statistic verges on being not good news so let's not dwell on the implications. The Daily Green has a good summary and HuffPo has a nice set of easy green tips.
In sum, the market may be in the toilet and we'll all have to retire at 75, but that's no excuse to start using plastic bags again and leaving the lights on.
Now, back to your regularly scheduled meltdown.