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SOS: What You Can Do to Reduce Climate Change

SOS: What You Can Do to Reduce Climate Change

by Seth Wynes


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Your actions make a difference—even the smallest ones everyday. Discover the simple ways to reduce your personal carbon emissions, proven to work by the latest scientific research. Make impactful changes at home, at work, to how you and your family shop, eat, live. Understand how to use your voice and voting power most effectively too, based on what statistics show really contributes to change. You'll be surprised how much power you have to make a change within your community and your country. How many actions can you tick of the list in this book to help save our planet?

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ISBN-13: 9781529105896
Publisher: Penguin Random House UK
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,055,176
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Canadian Seth Wynes is studying for a PhD in climate change at the University of British Columbia. He has a Masters in Sustainable Science from Lund University, Sweden, where he co-authored the 2017 research paper, The Climate Mitigation Gap, with Professor Kim Nichols. Prior to studying at Lund University, Seth studied at the University of Western Ontario and McMaster University and taught high school science in England and Northern Canada. Seth’s work has been published by the World Resources Institute, the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions and Environmental Research Letters. TV and radio appearances include BBC World Service, NBC News and the National Live with CBC News.

Table of Contents

Foreword Eric Holthaus iv

Introduction 1

Why You Matter 4

Make Your Actions Count 7

Measuring Your Impact 11

1 Getting Around 17

Holidays 20

Everyday Travel 32

2 What We Eat 45

Why Is Meat Bad For The Climate? 49

Food Waste 61

Airmiles and Greenhouses 63

Food Miles 65

3 Collective Action 69

4 Everyday Living 95

At Home 98

At Work 112

Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe 118

Bigger, Newer, More Is Not Better 121

Conclusion: How It All Adds Up 123

What Actions Will You Take? 133

Notes 137

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