Author(s): Chris Goodall
Drastic reduction of carbon emissions is vital if we are to avoid a catastrophe that devastates large parts of the world. Governments and businesses have been slow to act - individuals need to take the lead now if we are to avoid climate chaos. Each Westener is responsible for an average 10 - 20 tonnes of carbon emissions each year (depending on where you live). In "How to Live a Low-Carbon Life", Chris Goodall shows how easy it is to take responsibility, providing a comprehensive, one-stop reference guide to calculating your CO2 emissions and reducing them to a more sustainable 2 tonnes a year. This fully revised and expanded new edition takes into account new government targets on emissions reductions and includes up-to-date calculations and extensive graphics clearly laying out the path to a low-carbon life.
Chris Goodall writes and broadcasts on climate change and energy. His blog Carbon Commentary is part of the Guardian Environment Network and his work frequently appears in publications around the world.
1. Getting from 14 Tonnes to 2 Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide Per Person 2. How Our Lives Generate Emissions Part I - Direct Emissions 3. Home Heating 4. Water Heating and Cooking 5. Lighting 6. Household Appliances 7. Car Travel 8. Public Transport 9. Air Travel Part II - Indirect Emissions 10. Food 11. Other Indirect Soruces of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Part III - Other Analysis 12. Domestic Use of Renewable Energy 13. Cancelling Out Emissions