Happy Holidays! 11 July was World Population Day — a good time to think about the 80:20 population rule re. having enough money to (a) make “good” choices with, and (b) “make good” the glocal results of choices our pursuit of money has unwittingly helped to create.
A jumbo jet flight from London to New York adds about 200 metric tons1It’s about three times as heavy as The Space Shuttle. (The weight of The Space Shuttle is about 71 tonnes, or Endeavour, a.k.a. OV-105, a.k.a. Orbiter Vehicle-105, empty weight excluding main engines… of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. Divided between 349 passengers (84% occupancy) that’s 572 kg each2It’s about one-third as heavy as a Car. The weight of a Car is about 1,652 kilograms (for a 2009 Ford Taurus, curb weight. But Business Class passengers take up more space than Economy Class, and First Class passengers even more space. Good to know, right!? There’s more:
Why do we do it? Again&again? “Desiring to Please” whom?
So, please remember to make your well deserved holiday as globally healthy as possible too: