"The concept of "carbon footprint" was coined by an advertising firm working for British Petroleum to shift the focus for climate action onto individuals."
BP must have been so annoyed when people started analyzing the carbon footprint of fossil fuel companies 😉
carbon footprint is such a nonsense because, CO2 is not the only and especially not the most important human influence on nature and climate. Without industrial agriculture, cutting woods, sealing natural places by concrete buildings and tarred roads etc. earth could never warm up so much emitting so much more IR-raditation into the atmosphere. This is the original source of warming, CO2 ist only a little amplifier. Still >90% of IR will be intercepted by H2O in the atmosphere.
@malteengeler It's a garbage concept for promoting local optimization when we need global optimization to survive this, which big fossil fuel has held the keys to. The only answer is to seize their political power. That's the work
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