Thursday, February 28, 2013

Carbon footprint calculator

This is a good exercise that can be done in the classroom  or any gathering of adults to create awareness of carbon footprint, CO2 release, climate change and its control.

http://www.cleanindia.org/carbon/ClimateChange.htm   - carbon footprint calculator in the Indian context..

I calculated mine for the Indian context and the footprint comes to roughly 13 T for the family..

Imagine there are 300 m families and if each were to produce at least 2T  CO2 every year on an average (upper limit), Indian population would be contributing about six hundred million tonnes of CO2 to the atmosphere every year.

It is said that all over the world about 6 billion tonnes of CO2 is being released every year of which logistics and transportation account for about 3.2 billion tonnes of CO2.

Industries also contribute heavily to the CO2 emissions. Understanding its impact is an uphill task. Industries do take up CO2 capping measures already. Unless we understand that sustainability is the key to our existence and not profits, we cannot expect to make radical changes in the system,.

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