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Sustainability of Food & Energy Production

Hannah Richie wrote a great piece for Works In Progress on some natural assumptions and contradictions we have when thinking about the environmental sustainability of food and energy production. Did you know that the production of chocolate causes almost as much land use change as beef farming, or that energy production from coal causes 613 times as many deaths as nuclear power?

Google Greenwashes Aircraft Emissions

As reported by the BBC, Google have updated their Google flights emissions calculations to exclude all the global warming impacts of flying except CO2. This removes almost half of the emissions generated actually generated from aviation. Failing to measure & display these additional missions effectively amounts to greenwashing, and is the opposite of what is needed during a climate emergency :-(


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