Well IBD, you seem to want to equate an individual human's respiration with the millions of tons of CO2 coming from smokestacks across the world. I agree that equating the two is drivel. The polluter pays concept is about taking responsibility which is a pretty conservative concept from what I have learned here. There are lots of examples throughout modern history where the polluter did not pay up front and society as a whole was left paying much more in the long run. Do a search on "super fund sites" for great examples.
I would be glad to answer your question. It will be a nice little bookend to our discussion. You certainly have followed the tried and true process, you know, present contrary data, accuse me of ignoring it, attack the contrary data that I present, ignore the challenge of showing specific problems with the data I presented, and then accuse me of being a hypocrite. It works great on Al Gore and other messengers, right?
Well, sorry to disappoint you. My family has made lots of changes to our lifestyle to save energy and reduce our carbon footprint. To name a few, how about installation of a geothermal heat pump system at a huge cost, how about primarily driving a Prius and a diesel car that both average over 40 mpg, how about reducing miles driven as much as possible. Is that good enough for you or do you want more details?