Sometimes something as purely simple as a few digits can show us what we are doing to our world. A while back I came across some such numbers in the Sierra Club magazine which really made things more clear to me and at least got me thinking, if not changing behavior. I thought sharing them with you might do the same.
Pounds of coal it takes to light a house with incandescent lightbulbs for just a month.
Pounds of coal it takes to run an electric dryer for a month.
Pounds of coal it takes to heat water for the average U.S. household for a month.
Pounds of coal it would take to warm the average U.S. household for a month.
Total pounds of coal the average U.S. household uses in coal each month, resulting in...
Pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.
What are you thinking? Are you inspired to change anything? What can you change?