I spend quite a bit of time in Germany and I’m very impressed by some of the local action I see. Local action cannot do it fully, but just think about all the bicycle-paths that they have built there. That is a case where the action of individuals is reducing emissions. At the same time it is a very healthy thing. On Sundays everybody is going to the woods and has a good time on their bikes — and not in their cars. It’s good for your health and for the environment. So everyone should ask himself: Why don’t I bike to work and leave the damn car at home or get rid of it entirely?
– Elinor Ostrom, Nobel laureate in economics, on what’s needed to respond to climate change. I mean, she won the Nobel prize in economics, right?