North America contains just five per cent of the world’s population, yet we consume 33 per cent of the world’s resources. If every person on the planet consumed as much as us, we would require at least four more planets to feed the demand. At the heart of our unsustainable North American lifestyle is the waste of materials and energy. Read more in my latest Backbone column at http://bit.ly/9uK57f … [Read more...] about Hey buddy, can you spare a planet?
McKinsey & Company's report, Reducing US Greenhouse Gas Emissions: How Much at What Cost?, assesses more than 200 strategies for cutting carbon across 10 sectors by 2030. The stunning finding is that 40% of the North American CO2 reductions that need to be made can be achieved at a profit. Read more: http://bit.ly/7d2w2a … [Read more...] about Cutting carbon can be profitable policy