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  •  Wonder why they don't include cattle in all their (3+ / 0-)
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    AllisonInSeattle, AoT, redwagon

    numbers?

    How big is your personal carbon footprint?

    by ban nock on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 08:07:56 AM PST

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    •  Cattle aren't measureable (1+ / 0-)
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      Calamity Jean

      as easily as machinery. And it's 'too personal a tale' - the cattle are on so many plates and are so American.

      By the way, George Monbiot did a lot of thinking about plane travel - might be in his book Heat, or searchable at the Guardian.

      I have a friend who flies to Princeton from the West Coast about once a month for a few days of meetings. That's close to flying to Europe from New York, isn't it? Same friend won't run a gas-fired fireplace in their house since they feel that it's not a good idea environmentally.

      Same household has thirty-foot ceilings, and is heated electrically through the stone floor. I can't describe the satisfaction in the voice of one of the owners who told me how the heat could be turned on remotely from his smartphone while on the plane five hours before he was due back there.

      Then there's simple stuff: I often wonder how many people feel they must have a shower every day and how much energy that costs.

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