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How to live a low-carbon life : the individual's guide to stopping climate change

Author: Chris Goodall
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book illustrates that a low carbon lifestyle can be elegant, fun, rewarding, and save us all a lot of money -- as well as the planet." from the book cover.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Goodall
ISBN: 9781844074266 1844074269
OCLC Number: 76937408
Awards: Winner of IVCA Clarion Book Awards: Best Non-fiction 2007.
Description: ix, 319 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: List of figures and tables --
Sources and units of measurement --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction : Getting from 12 1/2 tonnes to 3 tonnes of carbon dioxide per person --
1. The extraordinary cheapness of fossil fuels --
2. The scope for government action --
3. The inadequacy of alternative means of reducing emissions --
4. No one else is doing much, so you'd better do something yourself --
5. How our lives generate emissions and what we can do about it --
6. Home heating --
7. Water heating and cooking --
8. Lighting --
9. Household appliances --
10. Car travel --
11. Public transport --
12. Air travel --
13. Food --
14. Other indirect sources of greenhouse gas emissions --
15. Domestic use of renewable energy --
16. Cancelling out emissions --
17. Conclusions --
Afterword --
Appendix : Sources of the main averages --
Notes --
List of acronyms and abbreviations.
Responsibility: Chris Goodall.
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Climate change is the greatest challenge facing humanity: drastic reduction of carbon emissions is vital if we are to avoid a catastrophe that devastates large parts of the world. Individual action  Read more...

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