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Emissions Reductions

Geologist, Alasdair Skelton, explores five categories of emissions reductions: transport, food, housing, shopping and public service and investments.

Of the three solutions to the climate crisis, emissions reduction is by far the most important.

Geologist, Alasdair Skelton, examines five categories for emissions reductions:

Transport – By taking the train rather than the plane or the car, we can cut our emissions from transport by a factor of 5.

Food – By reducing the amount of meat we eat and eating more vegetarian, we can reduce our emissions from food by up to a factor of 10.

Housing – By switching from fossil fuels to renewables (wind, solar) we can reduce our emissions from powering our homes by a factor of 100.

Shopping – By not buying stuff we don’t need, but re-using stuff rather than throwing it away, and be recycling, we can reduce our emissions.

Public services and investments – These are emissions linked to our country’s infrastructure. These emissions come from raw materials, such as concrete, energy, steel. Emissions reductions require policy decisions, which you might be able to influence by making your voice heard.

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