An Emory team of young climate activists breaking new ground in the widening world of podcasting
Have you ever taken one of those quizzes like the one on the Environmental Protection Agency’s website to compare your carbon footprint to that of the rest of the world? Maybe your lifestyle is relatively eco-friendly: you could be vegan, riding your bike to work every day, and recycling all of your plastics. Yet there you are, staring at your results on the screen, wondering why your carbon footprint is still so high. The truth is, it’s nearly impossible to live an absolutely carbon neutral life when we literally exhale carbon dioxide with every breath we take.
Are you familiar with the Sorites paradox? You probably are – you just may not realize it. The name isn’t quite mainstream, but the concept is commonly referenced. This paradox poses the question that if a heap of something is reduced by a single grain at a time, at which point does it cease to qualify as a heap?
As we look forward to Georgia’s 2022 legislative session, it is critical to prioritize action on environmental justice. Low-income residents and people of color in Georgia already experience disproportionately the effects of pollution, climate change, and energy burden, demanding our efforts.