Will anti global warming campaign would do significant impact? Well, for me, no, it wont.
This is several issues to be considered:
1. Big enemies
Global warming is not only about how we change our habit in using electricity. Its not as simple as “start from simple things around us now”, but includes more: big players.
It includes industries, the one who spent big electricity. It includes big number of low class worker who get paid by them. And a big number of consumer. It includes local government who get tax revenue from them, and get them pushing economic growth of their region.
It includes the capitalists lobby to the politician: give them money to do extravagant campaign before the election, to get enough vote they needed.
There are big players in the industry. And it happens everywhere. Not only in US, who produce carbon more than other countries on earth. Not only in Indonesia, where the forests turns out to be empty land in just years. Its just two examples that popped out in my head in a second. To be added in this list is ALL country in earth, who consistently, make this planet warmer.
2. Not-so-big heroes
Contrary, there are dwarf heroes who scattered all around the world. Thinks that doing campaign would do something significant to change this.
I’m talking about green marketing, green political campaign. I’m talking about most people who use the environmental issues as their vehicle. To get power. To get position. To be voted. To make people buy their products. To get their event became more popular.