Ayn Rand Institute scholar Dr. Keith Lockitch makes the case why you should pride yourself for your carbon footprint and contrasting it with the environmentalist view of it. In order to live, survive and prosper humans have to bend nature. Calls for halting or scaling back such conduct is based on a religious-oriented view of original sin and sacrifice. In short, you cannot live without your carbon footprint. Attempts to erase it is symbolic of wanting to end life itself.