For every 4,434 metric tons of carbon produced beyond 2020 levels, one person globally will die prematurely due to extreme temperatures, according to an analysis published in Nature Communications. If you then consider the fact that in the first half of 2022, those 10 celebrities’ planes released a staggering 3,376.64 metric tons of carbon emissions, you might be a little angry. Especially since that amount is about 482 times more than the average person’s annual emissions, according to Yard. So, why should we all keep trying? Is there hope? Are rich people ruining the climate faster than we can save it? All these difficult, passive aggressive questions and more are answered in this episode.
Show notes and references available at  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1J4TrikUSeBCA73YgciOryzc7OXEyIBd-gfMdI214BOs/edit?usp=sharing

Planet Policy Pals Podcast

Ajwah Zahid and Alayibo Semenitari

EP 47: Do Celebs Worsen the Climate Crisis? (Is it true?)

SEP 27, 202244 MIN
Planet Policy Pals Podcast

EP 47: Do Celebs Worsen the Climate Crisis? (Is it true?)

SEP 27, 202244 MIN

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For every 4,434 metric tons of carbon produced beyond 2020 levels, one person globally will die prematurely due to extreme temperatures, according to an analysis published in Nature Communications. If you then consider the fact that in the first half of 2022, those 10 celebrities’ planes released a staggering 3,376.64 metric tons of carbon emissions, you might be a little angry. Especially since that amount is about 482 times more than the average person’s annual emissions, according to Yard. So, why should we all keep trying? Is there hope? Are rich people ruining the climate faster than we can save it? All these difficult, passive aggressive questions and more are answered in this episode.

Show notes and references available at  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1J4TrikUSeBCA73YgciOryzc7OXEyIBd-gfMdI214BOs/edit?usp=sharing