Mentioning pollution and global warming in one breath certainly demonstrates that you're no scientist. Carbon dioxide, the supposed driver of global warming (debunked) is NOT pollution but then the supposedly most brilliant POTUS Obama is also confused on this issue. CO2 is plant food, a necessity for life on this planet. The govt is not simply asking you to do a few simple cost effective things to conserve fuel. That should be encouraged for a far more realistic reason - to deprive oil producing Arab countries of payment they use to fund jihad against American interests around the world. Govt is increasing the cost of energy depressing our economy transferring wealth to China and other users of cheap (coal) energy. That's suicide.