Prof. Harvey: 'At the individual level, we need to adopt frugality and simplicity as a part of our moral compass. You don’t need that large 52-inch plasma screen TV. It’s an electricity pig. Be happy with something smaller and more modest.' - 'I think our taxes are going to have to go up because some of the things that need to be done are going to be collective expenditures and it’s going to have to be paid for.' - 'Harvey also suggested drying clothes on a clothesline instead of using a drying machine.'
The political activist group run by billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer featured a Canadian speaker (Prof. Harvey) at a Monday event who has called for significant tax hikes and for people to give up their televisions to combat global warming.