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New Research Shows Most Effective Individual Steps to Combat Climate Change Aren’t Being Discussed

Source: Phys.org/Institute of Physics - July 17, 2017 in Environment

New Research Shows Most Effective Individual Steps to Combat Climate Change Aren’t Being Discussed
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Governments and schools are not communicating the most effective ways for individuals to reduce their carbon footprints, according to new research.

Published today in the journal Environmental Research Letters, the study from Lund University, found that the incremental changes advocated by governments may represent a missed opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions beneath the levels needed to prevent 2°C of climate warming.

The four  that most substantially decrease an individual’s  are: eating a plant-based diet, avoiding , living car-free, and having smaller families.

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