Lloyd Alter

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The Story of Upfront Carbon

How a Life of Just Enough Offers a Way Out of the Climate Crisis

When you look at the world through the lens of upfront carbon, everything changes Think that buying an electric car or switching to a heat pump is going to save the planet? Think again. We must … 194 View
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Chapter 1: The Lens of Upfront Carbon

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What is upfront carbon, and why is it so important? For decades we have been preoccupied with energy consumption, but since the Paris Accord of 2015 we have had to pivot to concern about carbon … 46 $4.60 Add
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Chapter 2: Strategies for Sufficiency

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How can we reduce upfront carbon emissions and use less stuff? A look at ideas like simplicity, where we eliminate wasteful complications, or materiality, what it is made of, or flexibility, can … 55 $5.50 Add
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Chapter 3: Stuff

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Some examples of the upfront carbon in everyday objects, from cars to hamburgers to puffer jackets. But it doesn’t end with the object; for example, a single-use disposable coffee cup has … 45 $4.50 Add
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Chapter 4: Everything Connects

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Many talk about how we might change our housing, transportation, work or diet, but here we see that they are all tied together and interconnected; our food supply is dependent on our … 15 $1.50 Add