Like most law professors, I send out reprints of new articles. Unlike most, however, for several years I've done so by sending out PDFs via email. As I explain in the email message, I do so in part to reduce my carbon footprint.
This elicited the following response from a friend and colleague who fancies himself a wit:
Your CARBON footprint? You pinko liberal fellow-travelling wimp!! Resign your Republican Party membership now!
To which I responded:
It is possible to believe in anthropomorphic climate change AND believe that it is not an excuse for blowing up the size of government. To the contrary, it's an argument for eliminating both the market AND the many regulatory distortions that mean people don't pay a carbon price that includes all relevant externalities. Government's role should be to eliminate any true externalities that rise to the evel of causing a market failure and then get out of the way and let the market solve the problem.