I see this being shared in my timeline -- a slap at taking individual action on climate when corporations are the biggest polluters.

Guess what: our individual consumption habits are the massive reason why the largest polluters pollute. /1
These are the biggest greenhouse gas emitters on the planet, 1965-2017.

Did you use transportation? Did you occupy a space with HVAC? Did you use any plastics, ever, from packaging to medical supplies? Did you eat farmed food?

Then you're why they emitted gases.
There's no separation between personal consumption habits and greenhouse gas production. Education leading to informed consumption helps us make better choices to reduce greenhouse gases.
By the way...guess which of these big greenhouse gas emitters owns a big chunk of Uber? Did you call for an Uber?

Guess which of these big emitters benefit when you call any car-for-hire if you didn't ask for an electric vehicle? Could be some/all of the biggest oil companies.
This is the biggest reason I won't call an Uber. businessinsider.com/how-investment…
Did you eat? Then you consumed the products of fossil fuels; even organic foods use fossil fuels in production. The question becomes how much fossil fuels did your food choices consume? Less meat = less fossil fuel
Source for excerpt:
The Role of Fossil Fuels in the U.S. Food System and the American Diet
P Canning, S Rehkamp, A Waters, and H Etemadnia
USDA Economic Research Service, Economic Research Report Number 224 January 2017
ers.usda.gov/webdocs/public…
What set me off on this is the propaganda that your individual consumption choices don't matter as much as the big emitters; their case they feel is supported by what they feel is a less than significant drop in emissions during the pandemic.

You still ate and used HVAC. ...
People still had to farm food for us even while many of us worked or schooled from home. That's a big chunk of fossil fuel consumption.

That food still had to be processed, packaged, trucked, refrigerated -- all using fossil fuels even if you were at home.
And while the double-digit drop in greenhouse gases was pooh-poohed, it's still a phenomenal drop we haven't been able to realized over the last decade. We know now much of our economy doesn't need commuting and office space. Make this permanent.

And then work on other choices.

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