“We need to change”: Astronomers Admit Their Outsized Contribution to the Climate Crisis

All those long flights to remote observatories ensure Astronomers have an outsized carbon footprint. And Astronomers keen to reduce their carbon footprints are being advised to abandon software languages like Python, in favour of compiled languages like C++.

The carbon footprint of dinner: How ‘green’ are fish sticks?

Popular products generate significant ‘post-catch’ emissions, underscoring the need to measure what happens after fish are caught University of California – Santa Cruz Processing Alaskan pollock into fish sticks, imitation crab, and fish fillets generates significant greenhouse gas emissions, a new study reveals. Credit: UC Santa Cruz Fish sticks may be a tasty option for…

High carbon footprint families identified by sweets and restaurant food, not higher meat consumption

University of Sheffield Families with high carbon footprints consume two to three times more sweets and alcohol than those with low footprints Study by experts in Sheffield and Kyoto, Japan, found meat consumption explained less than 10 per cent of difference in carbon footprints Researchers recommend carbon taxes on sweets and alcohol Families with higher…

The Lancet: Diet and food production must radically change to improve health and avoid potentially catastrophic damage to the planet

From EurekAlert! Public Release: 16-Jan-2019 The Lancet: Diet and food production must radically change to improve health and avoid potentially catastrophic damage to the planet Feeding a growing population of 10 billion people by 2050 with a healthy and sustainable diet will be impossible without transforming eating habits, improving food production, and reducing food waste.…

Google's massive carbon footprint fingered with new online tool

Internet search giant emits 500 kg of CO2 emissions per second. Every Google search comes at a cost to the planet. In processing 3.5 billion searches a day, the world’s most popular website accounts for about 40% of the internet’s carbon footprint. Despite the notion that the internet is a “cloud,” it actually relies on millions of physical…

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HuffPost Notices Academic Climate Hypocrisy

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Huffington Post has noticed that many university academics are utter climate hypocrites, that many of them rate their personal importance by how many professional air miles they can accumulate every year. The Climate Change Hypocrisy Of Jet-Setting Academics By Nives Dolšak and Aseem Prakash 03/31/2018 09:00 am ET Recently, we…

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Climate Modeller Embarrassed by Her Air Travel

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Willie Soon – A climate modeller has spoken of her distress at her “pretty awful” carbon footprint, including air travel to climate conferences, and energy used to power climate supercomputers. Climate computer modeling needs to be greener Friederike Otto, deputy director of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute, has identified areas…