I thought things were changing when I read that people in the most unlikeliest of places, Texas, were lining up to buy hybrid cars like the Prius, and began to believe it when I started seeing them on the highways, cruising right next to your friendly neighborhood Hummer.
But you know there’s real change in the air when truck and car dealers start talking about gas mileage on TV ads.
Another two years of high gas prices, and our little stick-shift 40-mpg Honda Civic coupe may not feel as lonely on Texas roads, and Texans will be hopping in to their Civics and Toyotas and screaming down the highways.
Of course, if that really happens pigs will also have wings, and cows will start mooing “Texas, our Texas”.
(There will be some some “nice” science posts to look forward to for next week).