Instead of your carbon footprint, consider your climate shadow

By The Big Story

In today’s Big Story podcast, one of the reasons the carbon footprint was created was to put personal responsibility for the climate crisis onto ordinary people, instead of large corporations. If we are constantly feeling guilty for eating red meat and driving, how can we possibly criticize companies who are hurting the planet but paying it off with carbon credits?!

Today, a new way to think about your personal contributions to the climate fight. Should you still walk instead of drive? Of course. But the concept of a ‘climate shadow’ takes into account everything a person does to work on the climate crisis, not just what a calculator can attest to. If you’ve been searching for a better way to figure out what you can do, this one is for you.

GUEST: Emma Pattee, creator of the climate shadow

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