Tuesday, 29 April 2008
Recent rains have whacked the pollen count, and now we’re getting a cold snap. Where’re my socks?
greenhouse gas emissions
And some solid figures from Circle of Responsibility:
Researchers estimate that the average American diet produces more than 15 pounds of CO2 per day which equals 5,600 pounds of CO2 emissions per person per year…. Compare that number to other “practical changes” suggested by respected environmental organizations that ask individuals to cut their carbon by taking shorter hot showers or changing light bulbs. A 10-minute shower is often cited as contributing four pounds of carbon per day (or 1,460 pounds of CO2 per year); this is only about one-third the impact of our daily food choices! [text from here…]