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Global Warming Believers Have Worse Than Average Carbon Footprints

Washington Free Beacon — May 16, 2014

People who are worried about climate change emit far more carbon dioxide in their daily lives than the average American, according to data gathered by a new app that can track one’s carbon footprint.

Ian Monroe, the chief executive of Oroeco, told Grist that his app, which syncs social media data and online shopping habits to estimate users’ daily carbon emissions, reveals environmentalists to be some of the biggest “carbon polluters.”

Something that comes as a shock to a lot of our users: The average person who says they care about climate change actually has a substantially worse than average footprint. Generally that’s because they tend to have a bit more money, and they tend to be people who like to think of themselves as multicultural and like to get out and see the world. Which means that they’re flying around a lot, and all that flying generally outweighs any other green lifestyle choices that they’ve made. You have a lot of people who are using reusable bags and water bottles, driving a Prius, maybe eating a bit more of a veggie friendly diet. But then they’re flying to Bali or South Africa or something once a year. They end up having a larger carbon footprint than a conservative guy who drives an SUV in the suburbs of Atlanta but doesn’t fly anywhere.

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2 Comments on “Global Warming Believers Have Worse Than Average Carbon Footprints”

  1. 1957chev May 18, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

    You think perhaps guilt could be mostly to blame for their unwarranted fears??? LOL!

  2. sandcanyongal May 19, 2014 at 2:57 am #

    This story is a real stretch. All any sane person has to do is to ready the global news. Balkan region with the worst flooding ever. California is in a 100% drought. It’s a matter of the level of extreme that varies. In the last 2 years the U.S, Canada andacross the globe has had erratic weather.

    Fossil fuels and other pollutants are responsible for this increasing existential warming trend.http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-10/04/martin-rees

    The guilt should fall squarely on the shoulders of oil, gas and coal CEOs, their attorneys, their media spin doctors and the governments that continue to take bribes that allow them to destroy inhabitability on our planet.

    These industries have prevented any other reputable technology to advance that will replace fossil fuels. “Clean Coal” ” Clean Gas” and oil production and fracking justification by waving the “Jobs” flag.

    Unless man develops replacement energy sources that don’t pollute and heat the atmosphere your grandchildren will probably die from starvation.

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