Every time we drive, or fly, or burn fossil fuel...
From Skimm’s daily newsletter.
Who should pump the brakes..
Americans. Yesterday, a new analysis found that the lifetime emissions of about three average Americans create enough carbon dioxide to kill one person. And a single US coal-fired power plant produces enough heat-trapping emissions to cause 900 deaths. But that's not all. The report could be sugarcoating things...since it only talks about heat-related deaths. And not fatalities from floods, wildfires, or famine. To conclude: we need to slash planet-heating emission rates ASAP if we want to save lives.
I think generally some people have an idea of just how destructive their comforts are, and they repress the feelings of guilt.
Other people might be blissfully ignorant.
And I’m also sure that some people know and don’t care.