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  • Writer's pictureTerri Pugh

May 6, 2023 - - Your Scoop in CDR!

Updated: May 8

April heat wave was 'almost impossible' without climate change: Study (USA Today) A late-April heat wave in southern Europe and northern Africa would have been "almost impossible" without the added effects of human-caused climate change, a new study released Friday reports.

In fact, the record-shattering heat was made 100 times more likely because of climate change, the study found.

The people living ultra-low-carbon lifestyles - BBC Future As 2020 drew to a close, Carys Mainprize set herself a challenge for the approaching year: to spend the next 12 months living on two tonnes of carbon: an amount equivalent to around half the average yearly emissions of a petrol car in the US.

It was not an easy challenge. Mainprize lives in the UK, where the average yearly consumption footprint per person is over four times her goal: 8.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e), a measure that includes CO2, methane and other greenhouse gases.

In her efforts to live on one tonne of carbon in today's world, Readhead found herself seeking out what she calls "carbon freebies": carbon-free activities that she loved to do.

I also downloaded the Giki Zero app today to help cut down on my personal footprint.

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