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Old 15th October 2019, 09:16 AM   #121
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Originally Posted by Venom View Post
Stop eating beef and pork.
Reduce video streaming.
In autumn I barely keep the heat or AC on at all.

But those are hard to do.
By not eating beef you're leaving more cows alive and their farts are a major carbon foot print.
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Old 15th October 2019, 09:45 AM   #122
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Old 15th October 2019, 11:53 AM   #123
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Originally Posted by rockysmith76 View Post
By not eating beef you're leaving more cows alive and their farts are a major carbon foot print.
If the market shrinks, they will breed fewer of them.
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Old 16th October 2019, 09:57 AM   #124
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Originally Posted by crescent View Post
If the market shrinks, they will breed fewer of them.
Wrong! They will be abandoned and go feral and be unchecked in both vegetation consumption and gaseous emissions. Eat more beef, not less.
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Old 17th October 2019, 10:28 AM   #125
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Smarter consumers and energy efficiency in the newer productswe use has made a difference in power usage,and more importantly to said consumers, the bills.

The repair and reuse of older things, not primarily electric domestic goods, will save some energy use at the industrial level but not immediately. A new handle on an old shovel or a bike restored to use from parts will last a few more years use.
I know because my shed holds a bunch of them.

Then the sticky wicket issue of shuttered factories and lost jobs because nobody buys enough of a widget to keep it profitable. All a nasty detail in the evolution of a society. The horse harness industry isn't doing well lately.
But other new industry has stepped up to provide jobs and sustain families. All part of the ebb and flow of the fabric of life.

Before anyone jumps my tail on this I have been on the losing side of this a few times and recovered.

Grass roots efforts and spending habits will shape and reshape the markets at higher levels. Our kids will make the things we loved so much undesirable and obsolete. And they will go away too.

We take reasonable well thought out steps, the future will be fine. Many of those are already in use. But still a lot more needed.
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A good article about personal responsibility for climate change:
https://theness.com/neurologicablog/...ll-hypocrites/

Yes, we are all hypocrites in this, as we do not live monastic lives. We need a system change (which is what XR are focused on). We can make changes to our lives on a personal level, but run the risk of making things worse if we do. (eg. only eating locally produced food, even when the carbon footprint is higher).

There is a lot of misinformation out there for this as well, such as those that are opposed to renewables, and have some tip bit of info about spinning reserve.

Or that if we stop using plastic bags, and go to cotton bags, they would have to be used 7100 times (or 131 times if just considering global warming potential).
https://phys.org/news/2018-08-reuse-bags.html
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