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The debate on Climate Change   General Confusion

Started 7/18/17 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 95979 views.
I'll be sharing that one, various places - thanks !
Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

Jan-19

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Jan-23

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Jan-28

I need 1.8 Earths.


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Jan-28

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

Jan-28

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

I always thought I was environmentally responsible. But when I calculated my family's carbon emissions I was shocked by the result.

The more simplified Ecological Footprint calculator starts by asking about the food I eat ... It then goes into household details ... the questions about electricity use and efficiency are pretty vague ... no input for gas ... goes into travel and fuel consumption ... in the end we get our score: I emit 11.3 tonnes of CO2 a year.

According to this calculator, our biggest emissions come from "mobility" — flights, car and public transport.

... onto the second calculator from Carbon Footprint Ltd ... much more detailed information about electricity and gas bills, kilometres flown, car mileage and efficiency and public transport use ...  goes to a tab called "secondary calculations" where you enter a dollar amount for spending on things like pharmaceuticals, clothes, hotels, banking and finance, education and food.... come up with a whopping 18.03 tonnes of CO2.

... tells me the worldwide target to combat climate change is two tonnes.

Oh, boy.

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

Jan-28

The Terminator

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Jan-30

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

Jan-30

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

The Indian Ocean Dipole has been blamed for creating the conditions for enormous swarms of locusts threatening food security in a number of African nations as well as increasing bushfire risk in Australia.

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