Carbon offsetting has been compared to the selling of ‘indulgences’ by the medieval church, a way of assuaging the guilt evoked by the carbon emissions associated with modern life, i.e. heating, cooling, driving and especially flying. In like manner, offsetting is critiqued for sending funds to developing world projects rather than those ‘worthy projects’ closer […]
Check out the planet’s CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions, by sector here. The figures give perspective to the areas I can individually adapt my life in, in order to do my part in lowering humanity’s ecological footprint. And of course, where two or more gather… we create a multiplier effect.
Food is something that is universally experienced. We all eat. And therefore, by linking climate change to food, you come to it already with more understanding and so the topic is made more accessible. ~ Karen Brown, Center for ECOliteracy Click on the link above for a short 13m48s video overview, and below for […]
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Assuming that the average shoe size for women is an American 7 (European measure 37.5), John Henry Lonie uses national per capita carbon emissions data — the average American emits 19.5 tonnes of CO2 per year, the average Brit emits 9.2 tonnes, and the world average per person is 4.5 tonnes — to calculate that the equivalent […]
‘Can we save the planet? We must be relentlessly optimistic’