Washington Post columnist says pain at the gas pump is 'opportunity to make good choices'

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A Washington Post column posited that pain at the gas pump is an opportunity for Americans to "make good choices" and reduce carbon emissions in order to curb climate change.

On Thursday, the price of gasoline hit a record all-time high of $4.42, which columnist Eugene Robinson acknowledged has sparked criticism from Americans towards the Biden administration, and sent the Democratic Party scrambling to reframe negative perceptions ahead of the 2022 midterms.

Robinson instead spent the early portion of his column listing off environmental events, including wildfires, heat waves, and rising sea levels, all of which he asserted were the direct result of climate change.

"We just keep finding reasons not to take the steps — or make the sacrifices — that we know are necessary to curb carbon emissions and prevent the worst-case scenarios from becoming our hellish reality," Robinson wrote.

One such sacrifice is paying more at the pump, which Robinson proclaimed would a... (Read more)