How does Carbon+Alt+Delete calculate your carbon emissions?
We start from the average annual carbon emissions per person in your country in our basic calculator (Eurostat data).
You can personalize your CO2 emissions in our detailed calculator. We consider three sources of carbon emissions: lifestyle, housing, and transport. For each of these sources, we multiply carbon factors (i.e., carbon emissions per unit of use) with your personalized annual use. For instance, the carbon factor of a diesel car is (on average) 177 gram CO2-equivalent per driven kilometer. If we multiply the carbon factor with your annual driven kilometers, we obtain the annual emissions from your car transport. The carbon factors are taken from DEFRA (UK’s department for the environment, food and rural affairs) and WWF Footprint Calculator.
Note that we consider all greenhouse gas emissions, not only CO2. Therefore we work with CO2-equivalent carbon factors.
Where can I find more information on climate change?
There is a lot of material out there on climate change. Some of it is very good (correct, nuanced), some of it not. The best source of information is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which publishes every 6 years a detailed assessment report on climate change. These reports explain the physics behind climate change, who is contributing to it and how we can limit its impact.
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