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Old 05-26-17, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
I'll admit that the carbon footprint of your cooking method while camping is interesting, but I don't see how it makes much difference. If one cooking method makes twice as much pollution as another, that doesn't necessarily mean it's unthinkably dirty. There is so much we do in ordinary life that makes more pollution. Perhaps the fact that bike camping is something we don't do often is the reason we're thinking about the differences. If you live in a city or suburb, chances are you have a central heating system in your home, and that uses a whole lot of fuel, probably fossil fuel.
If you live in New York City, like noglider, your carbon footprint is likely smaller than that of almost anyone else in the developed world. High population density plus centralized heating and cooling and ubiquitous mass transportation add up to spectacular energy efficiency.
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