In Europe, Pollution Is a Masculine Noun
By Julio Godoy*
Men’s heavier reliance on cars is reflected in traffic jams like this one near Aachen, Germany. / Credit:Immanuel Giel/Public domain
Men’s heavier reliance on cars is reflected in traffic jams like this one near Aachen, Germany.
Credit:Immanuel Giel/Public domain
PARIS, Feb 17, 2011 (Tierramérica) – Many aspects of gender inequality are well known and well documented. But there seems to be little awareness that male behaviour leads to greater emissions of climate-changing gases.
That is the conclusion of two independent studies by separate teams of European scientists, both based on statistical data on consumption and daily activities of men and women in industrialised countries.
Frédéric Chomé, a French consultant on environmental and sustainable development issues, stated that a typical French woman causes emissions of 32.3 kilograms of carbon dioxide (CO2) per day, on average, while a man causes 39.3 kg of CO2 emissions.
via CLIMATE CHANGE: In Europe, Pollution Is a Masculine Noun – IPS ipsnews.net.