Ironic to hear this lecture coming from an Australian, considering that Australia produces a smaller share of electricity from renewable sources, and releases more greenhouse gases per capita, than the United States. Not to mention that you guys are the fattest country on Earth, and display the fastest-growing greenhouse gas emissions of any developed country. Even with the massively more concentrated population, Australia's economy has roughly the same energy intensity as that of the United States. This suggests that you all are actually much worse about energy conservation than Americans. Indeed, that is exactly what one would expect in the world's largest coal exporter, with its attendant dirt-cheap prices for (non-renewable, polluting) electricity. So maybe you all should take a break from shovelling coal into every power plant from Tasmania to Hokkaido, and clearing your paltry remaining forests, and instead ponder how you came to be worse than the hated Yanks in every area we're supposedly so bad about. And, while you're at it, come up with some environmental rhetoric that isn't built on crude xenophobia about arrogant Americans. Unless, of course, the "millions of like-minded thinkers" category was meant to include most Australians (and, for that matter, Canadians and any number of other nationalities). It certainly didn't read that way, though.