Global Warming Heroes or Zeroes?

I don’t want to even think about what the weather would be like if some Australians didn’t ride bicycles:

Cyclists are climate-change heroes but we are often treated as villains

“So there I was, separated from my partner and our three-year-old, standing with my bike, five heavy panniers, two tents, beach ball and guitar all strapped on, and, dare I say it, a stowaway.

Zero, our wiry-haired Jack Russell, is as significant a family member as anyone else in our little tribe. When we go travelling he always comes.

So why do we chose to travel like this?

But we want to make a difference, we have pretty much gone fossil-fuel cold turkey, and breaking rules has become part of our reality.”

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One man’s reality is another mans unreality:

How family planning could be part of the answer to climate change

“You’ve changed your lightbulbs, you recycle, you’ve retrofitted your house, cycle when you can, and drive an electric car when you can’t.

You’re doing your bit to reduce your carbon emissions and prevent dangerous climate change.

But if you have two children, your legacy of carbon emissions could be 40-times higher than those you saved through lifestyle changes.”

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Pet dogs as bad for planet as driving 4x4s, book claims

“Owners should consider doing without, downsizing or even eating their pets to help save the planet, according to a new book.

A medium-sized dog has the same impact as a Toyota Land Cruiser driven 6,000 miles a year, while a cat is equivalent to a Volkswagen Golf.”

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The 97% stupid. It hurts.