Discussing climate change in a car magazine orbits contradiction. These pages have always been a relief from the rest of the world, and conventional wisdom holds that if your topics stray too far off piste, readers will leave. We will get letters for these words, but that doesn’t change reality: climate change is undeniably controversial but also undeniably connected to human transportation. If you have both a conscience and a car—or if you fly the airlines or board boats or use ride-sharing or take public transit—the subject has likely crossed your mind. Every one of us is complicit. The planet is changing, and we know why. Is it possible to reconcile that complicity with loving the automobile? The noise, style, and feedback that make a great car great? Perhaps. But we have to talk about the intersection responsibly and realistically. More to the point, how on earth can we not? Last summer, as a way to think about all of this, I got in a brand-new Ford F-150 and drove to Glacier National Park. I chose an XLT 4×4 crew-cab model because it is the single best-selling variant of the best-selling vehicle in America and thus the most common automotive experience in the country. ...