Restaurants, pets and holidays: how UK's well-off have outsize carbon footprints
Accounting for inequalities in emissions is essential to making climate action both fair and effective, experts sayThe great carbon divide: charting a climate chasmRestaurants, pets and foreign holidays are among the reasons why the UK's most well-off people rack up carbon footprints far greater than those on low incomes, according to data shared with the Guardian.The biggest carbon divide is in aviation, with the richest 10% in the UK - the 6.7 million people paid more than ?59,000 a year - causing more than six times more climate-heating emissions from flights than the poorest 10%. Spending on electrical items, homeware and furniture also contributes to the outsize impact of the wealthy, who splash out four times more on these goods. Continue reading...
Celý článek: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/nov/20/restaurants-pets-holidays-how-uk-well-off-have-outsize-carbon-footprints
Zdroj: The Guardian
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