Walking to the shops ‘damages planet more than going by car’

” Food production is now so energy-intensive that more carbon is emitted providing a person with enough calories to walk to the shops than a car would emit over the same distance.”

“The troubling fact is that taking a lot of exercise and then eating a bit more food is not good for the global atmosphere”

“Catching a diesel train is now twice as polluting as traveling by car for an average family”

“Organic beef is the most damaging because organic cattle emit more methane.”

Shattering the great green myths

“Paper bags cause more global warming than plastic. They need much more space to store so require extra energy to transport them from manufacturers to shops”

“Trees, regarded as shields against global warming because they absorb carbon, were found by German scientists to be major producers of methane, a much more harmful greenhouse gas