Comments on: Life greener in cities than in the countryside? http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/26/life-greener-in-cities-than-in-the-countryside/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: John Stampe http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/26/life-greener-in-cities-than-in-the-countryside/comment-page-1/#comment-336467 Mon, 29 Sep 2008 11:23:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/26/life-greener-in-cities-than-in-the-countryside/#comment-336467 One thing seems to be missing in the analysis and that is the cumulative effect of the city dwellers. Even though they be producing less per person, the concentration of their emissions is greater.

As a related example, in Thailand their is an industrial estate which now has a serious air pollution problem because the EIA’s for each plant only considered the individual plant and not the entire estate.

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By: michael http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/26/life-greener-in-cities-than-in-the-countryside/comment-page-1/#comment-336466 Mon, 29 Sep 2008 06:17:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/26/life-greener-in-cities-than-in-the-countryside/#comment-336466 When you’re rowing a boat to pick up unpasteurized milk from your neighbours cows, you can begin to poin the finger at who is responsible for GHG emissions. Until then, make a marked effort to use your head and reduce your consumption. Small things like not leaving unused electronics plugged in can make a significant impact. Let’s not all be American all the time :)

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By: Muriel Strand http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/26/life-greener-in-cities-than-in-the-countryside/comment-page-1/#comment-336458 Sun, 28 Sep 2008 01:28:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/26/life-greener-in-cities-than-in-the-countryside/#comment-336458 city dwellers are responsible for the emissions to bring all their food from the country to the city, and other retail items from elsewhere.

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By: Brett http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/26/life-greener-in-cities-than-in-the-countryside/comment-page-1/#comment-336452 Sat, 27 Sep 2008 01:16:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/26/life-greener-in-cities-than-in-the-countryside/#comment-336452 “Allocating emissions to consumers rather than producers shows that the problem is not cities but a minority of the world’s population with high-consumption lifestyles”.

– Here, here!

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