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dust wrote

How accurate is this? I need an explanation of the numbers

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dust wrote

The research analysed 39 peer reviewed papers, carbon calculators, and government reports to calculate the potential of a range of individual lifestyle choices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This comprehensive analysis identifies the actions individuals could take that will have the greatest impact on reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.

https://phys.org/news/2017-07-effective-individual-tackle-climate-discussed.html

Its something but I want how much of an impact these make in terms of scale. How many people have to cut down on carbon emission to make an impact. How much do they have to cut back?

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RosaReborn wrote

Yeah I am particularly concerned about that flight statistic. I know airlines are a huge contributor to emissions but I tended to think that was from the small percentage of people that travel weekly for business or whatever. Didn't know the impact of one long flight, seems high

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yaaqov wrote

Also, what exactly does "switch electric car to car free" mean, if it's different from "live car free"?

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RosaReborn wrote

I guess it's another rung on the scale leading up to car free but I don't understand it either.

On yousustain.com, it says it's about 660 tons of CO2 for a round trip transatlantic flight which is truly an outrageous amount of emissions. Equivalent to an average house operating for 50 years or producing 50 tons of beef which I hate the idea of.

I have a flight this fall so I'm trying to rationalize it. Divided by 400 seats on the plane puts personal use at 1.65tons which is less than the theoretical amount it would take to drive the same distance so a bit more efficient than car. Either way, travelling is not something I want to do or can afford to do very often

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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

Just to be clear, as far as I can tell the 660 tons of CO2 are for the whole flight, not on a per-person basis. The first flight carbon footprint calculator I found estimated 0.9 tons of CO2 for an individual flying from JFK (New York City) to LHR (London).