A new study investigated the impacts of individual actions against climate change, and found that what we do in our everyday lives can actually make a difference! The accompanying graphic has made the rounds, and the media and public alike have focused on the fact that having one fewer child will have the greatest impact (is this really a surprising find??), but there’s a lot more to take away from the study that has largely been ignored in the public eye, and Grist has a nice news brief that sums it up well, writing: “the researchers found that behavioral shifts could be faster than waiting for national climate policies and widespread energy transformations. As far as I know, this is the very first comprehensive analysis on the effectiveness of specific individual climate actions.” Read the original article and check out the graphic here.
Featured image of the Earth By NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.