There's talk of promoting the "co-benefits" from using one's own energy to get to school or work:
direct health benefits through the physical exercise, and indirect health benefits through reducing greenhouse gas emissions, smog, vehicular accidents, and so on.
I'm all for it.
Of course, it's a bit sad that such an obvious connection needs a public education campaign.
And when they get talking about co-benefits from reduced meat consumption, I have to raise my usual qualification about the local (and global) benefits of consuming range-fed beef where the land is marginal for crop production.
But this story also brings to mind a caution I raised last summer. When human bodies lose weight, where does the carbon go?
Skills, people, skills. Practical skills.
5 days ago