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Green idealists aren't so green

Samuel Staley
September 24, 2008, 6:35am

Our friends over at NCPA alerted us to a new study from the U.K. finds that concern for the environment increases with income, but high income families have lifestyles that are the most carbon intensive.
People who believe they have the greenest lifestyles can be seen as some of the main culprits behind global warming, says a team of researchers, who claim that many ideas about sustainable living are a myth. According to the researchers, people who regularly recycle rubbish and save energy at home are also the most likely to take frequent long-haul flights abroad. The carbon emissions from such flights can swamp the green savings made at home, the researchers claim.
For the complete article from the Guardian, click here.

Samuel Staley is Research Fellow


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