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[Ambassador report] (Thematic report) Calculating the environmental cost of one of human activities

by Arjun Anand | 20-05-2020 05:27 Comments 10 Comments recommendations 1 recommendations



calculating the environmental cost of one of human activities





Hey everyone,hope you all are doing fine and safe.  Today I will help you to visualize the impact on the environment because of daily human activities.  What we may not realize is that basic human activities like using the air conditioner,using electronic gadgets or even sending emails, has an impact on the environment.  Many activities produce a lot of carbon emissions, which in turn leads to more carbon dioxide in the air.  Ultimately all these lead to climate change.  Here a few activities and their emissions : 

  • Consumption of red meat :  If you're eating 444 calories a day of red meat (the equivalent of about one 8-ounce steak sirloin), your annual meat-related carbon footprint is 0.8 metric tons of carbon dioxide.
  • Deforestation :  Forests are storehouses of carbon.  When forests are cleared or burnt, stored carbon is released into the atmosphere, mainly as carbon dioxide. Averaged over 2015 – 2017, global loss of tropical forests contributed about 4.8 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide per year (or about 8-10% of annual human emissions of carbon dioxide) (WRI 2018)


Tips to reduce your carbon emissions:

  • Reduce your consumption of red meat.  
  • Switch off lights and when not required.
  • Try and reduce your carbon footprint by small changes in your daily routine
  • Use the air conditioner wisely

Reference:

WRI (2018) By the Numbers: The Value of Tropical Forests in the Climate Change Equation. Accessed: https://www.wri.org/blog/2018/10/numbers-value-tropical-forests-climate-change-equation

10 Comments

Sang Su Mentor

  • Sang Su Mentor says :
    Hi Arjun Anand, this is a mentor, Sang Su Lee.

    I was surprised to see that many seemingly trivial activities done by humans such as sending an email, eating a piece of red meat and so on have huge impacts on the environment by looking at your statistics. I believe that, therefore, it is imperative to consume products at adequate amount.

    Thank you for your rerport!
    Posted 26-05-2020 22:08

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Arjun,

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Calculating the environmental cost of one of human activities

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 24-05-2020 22:18

Taehyun Mentor

  • Taehyun Mentor says :
    Hello Arjun Anand, this is mentor Taehyun!

    Thank you for the article that told us about human activities that there are so many unexpected carbon footprints! Among the activities you suggested, meat consumption is especially bad because not only carbon but also forest area is reduced during logging and clearing of many rainforests to raise cattle. I think it's best to have an eco-friendly habit if possible!

    Thank you for the report!

    Green cheers!
    Posted 24-05-2020 02:29

Samiksha Adhikari

  • Samiksha Adhikari says :
    Greetings,
    I hope you are doing great!!

    Thank you for sharing your report.
    Keep delivering!!

    Regards,
    Samiksha Adhikari
    Posted 22-05-2020 19:06

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings arjun
    I hope you are doing well
    Deforestation and consumption of red meat badly contributes to harm to the environment
    Thank you so much for this report
    Keep writing
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 22-05-2020 14:40

Sonika Pariyar

  • Sonika Pariyar says :
    Hello Arjun!

    I hope you are fine and doing great!

    I didn't know that consumption of red meat increase carbon footprint.

    Thanks for sharing!

    GREEN CHEERS!

    Regards,
    Sonika
    Posted 20-05-2020 21:50

Arjun Anand

  • Arjun Anand says :
    thankyou alll
    regards
    arjun
    Posted 20-05-2020 21:37

Manisha Pokhrel

  • Manisha Pokhrel says :
    Hello Arjun!

    Thank u for sharing this report.

    Green cheers!

    Warm regards,
    Manisha.
    Posted 20-05-2020 18:23

Bal krishna Pandey

  • Bal krishna Pandey says :
    Hello Arjun,
    Thank you very much for your report about Consumption of red meat and deforestation. Now it is the time to adopt our daily activities according to favor of nature.
    hanks for this detail information
    cheers

    Posted 20-05-2020 17:36

Heemani Singh

  • Heemani Singh says :
    Hello Arjun,
    Thank you so much for sharing your report.
    Keep writing and sharing
    Regards
    Himani
    Posted 20-05-2020 12:46

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