It’s been more than a tad wet for much of the North Island. The flooding in many parts of the Island have been catastrophic. Our thoughts are with those who have been affected.
As the flood waters recede, talk turns to what caused the disaster and what could be done in the future to prevent something similar. In turn, this has led to greater public discussion on the environment and the impact that humans make upon it, particularly our carbon emissions. But while we have all heard about reducing carbon emissions, much of what is out there is rather generic in nature.
However, there are a bunch of different calculators that you can use that point out where, if you want to make changes to your lifestyle, you’ll make the most traction on your carbon footprint.
So, if you want to understand the environmental impact you’re making, give one of these tools a whirl:
https://genless.govt.nz/climate-change/calculate-your-carbon-footprint/ – great for seeing where you’re creating the most emissions, there is also a business tool toward the bottom of the link.
https://www.footprintcalculator.org/home/en – this is confronting (at least for me) to see the implications of my lifestyle.
https://www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx the most detailed of the three