ideas for shrinking your carbon footprint

Current science textbooks and government documents about climate change are promoting relatively ineffective strategies for individuals to reduce their personal carbon footprint, according to an analysis published last week in Environmental Research Letters. Moreover, these sources mostly avoid discussion of the changes that would really make a difference in reducing emissions.

Source: Wynes S and KA Nicholas. “The climate mitigation gap: education and government recommendations miss the most effective individual actions.” Environmental Research Letters. 2017.

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