"Oh, and just so we are clear, no, I do not subscribe to the CO2 doomsday scenario !"
OK. I hope I didn't sound as mean, and condescending as Chalo just did. I see us as all in this boat together, doing the best we can. I just think, if we can't discuss our dilemma, we are screwed. We moved to the country decades ago to raise our kids in a healthy rural setting. I told myself that the twice daily bus runs to the city would increase, as more people moved in around us. Of course that didn't happen. Public transit, outside of cities, has been shrinking since I was born. This trend won't stop. I have no hope for electric robot taxis coming to the rescue, in my lifetime. You may be young enough to entertain that fantasy. And you may feel secure enough in your job to imagine you will be one of the luck folks riding them. My 50 year work experience of the liberating effects of technology, are just the opposite. Robot serfs will make most of us useless eaters/takers, in our glorious money meritocracy.
As to climate science, denial is a wonderful coping tool.
https://static01.nyt.com/images/2017/03 ... ter675.jpg
We are certainly in the same boat ..(spaceship Earth)... but unlike some who are convinced we are headed for the rocks, i suspect some of the crew have been smoking something sweet and are on a trip of their own and attempting to convince others.( Jonestown , springs to mind !)
I have actually taken the oposite approach to you, i have moved from a rural acreage property progressively more urban to be closer to work, schools, healthcare, daily life requirements, public transport, etc...specificaly to minimise car use ,fuel pollution , etc. unfortunately, our EV options here are few ( LEAF, BMWi3, Tesla,) , laughably expensive, and are rare , so its a waiting game currently, until something practical is available
PS...you do know the Lemming tale is also a hoax dont you,?
and the lemmings in the film were actually physically forced over the cliff by Walt Dysney !