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Walking to the shops ‘damages planet more than going by car’

Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by hillclimber1, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. hillclimber1

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    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article2195538.ece

    The sums were done by Chris Goodall, campaigning author of How to Live a Low-Carbon Life, based on the greenhouse gases created by intensive beef production. “Driving a typical UK car for 3 miles [4.8km] adds about 0.9 kg [2lb] of CO2 to the atmosphere,” he said, a calculation based on the Government’s official fuel emission figures. “If you walked instead, it would use about 180 calories. You’d need about 100g of beef to replace those calories, resulting in 3.6kg of emissions, or four times as much as driving.

    Gee, I wonder if it'd be OK to take walks if we switched to veggies. :laugh:

    Maybe vegetarian couch potatoes should get some form of tax credits.
     
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  2. 2 Timothy2:1-4

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    Some people really need to get a life,
     
  3. Pete

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    No, then we would be in even more trouble with the greenies for destroying more plants :tonofbricks:I think it's easier to just ignore them and hope they get a new hobby :)
     
  4. Bro. Curtis

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    These folks are just hateful idiots.
     
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