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How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint--Best Idea From Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 23, 2008

Just came back from the first of what will be dozens of discussions on global warming at Davos. I overhead this simple and possibly revolutionary suggestion in the hallway: “If every overweight person lost 10 lbs, we could reduce the carbon footprint on the planet by an incredible degree. I have to go and do the math.”

Brilliant minds here in Davos.

Reader Comments

Bonnie Larner

January 24, 2008 1:25 AM

Explain, please!


January 25, 2008 4:25 AM

Fatness is just too much consumption - the root cause of much of the environmental catastrophe facing us. Getting on a bike will get those kilos off, and save the world! Better, than just eating less,a vegetarian. 15% of greenhouse gas comes from industrial livestock.

Brenna Hartmann

November 13, 2009 3:48 PM

Wow, this is something I never thought of. Maybe I shall open a GYM!
Thanks for the post!

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