One of those lucky accidents, I followed a pitch for a green product to a website that also had this slide show presentation. It's a quick, interesting piece that lays out the meat of the problem, and some individual and relatively painless things we can all do to turn things around. I highly recommend you take the few minutes to watch it... I can't get the slide show to run automatically. If you have that problem, you'll need to use your mouse to click the right arrow button to see each new slide. Think of it as finger exercise!
p.s. I had a heck of a time figuring out how to get this slide show onto the blog. In the process, something good came of it, of course. Check out www.slideshare.com for a free app that lets you upload your slide shows and download others'. Way cool!