How to Live a Low-Carbon Life

How to Live a Low-Carbon Life

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Climate change is the greatest challenge facing humanity: drastic reduction of carbon emissions is vital if we are to avoid a catastrophe that devastates large parts of the world. Governments and businesses have been slow to act and individuals now need to take the lead. The Earth can absorb no more than 3 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year for every person on the planet if we are to keep temperature and rainfall change within tolerable limits. Yet from cars and holiday flights to household appliances and the food on our plates, Western consumer lifestyles leave each of us responsible for over 12 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year - four times what the Earth can handle. Individual action is essential if we want to avoid climate chaos. How to Live a Low-Carbon Life shows how easy it is to take responsibility, providing the first comprehensive, one-stop reference guide to calculating your CO2 emissions and reducing them to a sustainable 3 tonnes a year.So, the cost per tonne of carbon dioxide saved is about Ap150 a€“ much better than for an LPG or a hybrid electric car. Each year, the ... A small diesel car with a manual transmission offers the best carbon dioxide performance of conventional cars. The Toyota Yaris, in its 1.4 litre diesel form, manages emissions of 117g per kilometre, and the Nissan Micra almost matches this with 119g. These cars would anbsp;...

Title:How to Live a Low-Carbon Life
Author:Christopher Goodall
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-05-04


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