Climate Change and Health

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Exercise Ch 3 Unit 2: Interview someone

Dear course participants
I would ask you to make an interview with a friend or family member. Find out what they think THEY can contribute personally to reduce their own carbon footprint. Then ask them to rank their options according to their preference to actually change their behaviour or whatever they suggest. For example: I would stop eating meat first, then I would turn down the temperature in my apartment . etc- etc.

Please write in the Journal for this interview just the answers your interviewee gave you:
1) what he things an individual can do to reduce their individual carbon footprint
2) What that person thinks he or she would really consider doing herself
Everybody can and should share their interview results and maybe add a comment of their own about the interview, the reaction of the interviewee. In any case, please write down as a minimum 1) a... and 2) a...

Good luck. looking forward to your answers

Rainer Sauerborn

Exercise Ch 3 Unit 2: Interview someone


1) What do you think an individual can do to reduce their individual carbon footprint?
a) Reduction of electricity usage as most power plant are consuming fossil fuels. Less usage of fossil fuel means reduction of CO2 emission into the atmosphere.
b) Take public transport or use e-wheels for transport, or do bicycle or take a walk
c) recycle paper
2) What do you think you would really consider doing yourself?
a) plant more trees and let them grow. woody tissue of trees sequester carbon. the more volume of woody tissue being develop the more carbon being sequestered.
b) reduce electricity usage
c) recycle paper or other recyclable materials for personal use and completely not burn anything.

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