Browsing the archives for the carbon footprint tag

The climate-conscious corpse (part 2)

Unlike when buying a hybrid car, you pay no premium for taking the more environmentally responsible route to the hereafter.


The climate-conscious corpse (part 1)

It would be hard to devise a more climate-unfriendly way to go than the conventional American burial. Figuratively and in many cases literally, we drench our dead in fossil fuels.


Of footprints and badges

Carbon footprint is such a gentle euphemism, as if the impressions we leave are little more than imprints in the sand; a more accurate metaphor would be “carbon wound.”