Three simple proposals to reduce pollution

September 18, 2018 by Joshua
in Awareness, Choosing/Decision-Making, Nature, Visualization

aviation airplane pollution

I understand that many people reduce their pollution just from knowing how much they pollute.

Planes

How about having every airplane ticket show how much pollution and greenhouse gas emissions each flight causes—designed, prominent, and easy to read, like an Energy Star label or cigarette warning?

I’d add a relevant comparison number, like IPCC recommendations. Like this, from MyClimate.org,

Greenhouse emissions flying NYC Brisbane coach round trip

Put information like this on every airplane ticket.

Cars

How about gas pumps show that information as you fill up your car. Now the pump shows volume of gas and price. To add pounds of CO2 shouldn’t be hard.

Credit Cards

How about showing that information on your credit card bill too?

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