Carbon footprints: A plethora of paradoxes

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Should you drive an electric car? Eat an apple that travelled halfway around the world? The answer will depend on many factors that are not always obvious.

Carbon footprint


Journalist: Luc Henry & Céline Bilardo / @heluc & @ClineBi

Graphics: Benjamin Schulte 

Sources: Sources: Worldwide energy production from renewable energy sources. Observatoire des Energies renouvelables (2013) – Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2010) – Steen-Olsen et al. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2012) – Institut für Energie und Umweltforschung Heidelberg – EcoPassenger Calculator – Montalbo, Gregory and Kirchain. Materials Systems Laboratory, MIT – Quantis, Lausanne – Hawkins, Singh, Majeau-Bettez, and Strømman. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2012) – Canals, Cowell, Sim and Basson, University of Surrey (2007)


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