My family has been trying to do our small part to help ease global warming and conserve energy. But thanks to Larry Parmeter (letter March 8), I now realize that we've been duped into making sacrifices for the common good that Al Gore and the "Hollywood glitterati" haven't made themselves.
By installing solar panels and energy-efficient windows, for example, we've sacrificed huge chunks of our Pacific Gas Electric bill. And by walking and riding my bike when I can, I've personally sacrificed about 30 pounds over the last few years. And I don't even want to think about how much gas we've missed out on buying.
What fools we've been!