Medindia

X

City Dwellers Cause Fewer Greenhouse-gas Emissions Than Country Folk

by VR Sreeraman on  September 25, 2009 at 2:11 PM Environmental Health   - G J E 4
 City Dwellers Cause Fewer Greenhouse-gas Emissions Than Country Folk
In a surprising new research, scientists have determined that people living in cities are responsible for far fewer greenhouse-gas emissions than people dwelling in the countryside.
Advertisement

According to a report in New Scientist, the reason for this discrepancy is that city dwellers generally live closer to the places where they work, shop and play, and are more likely to walk, cycle or use public transport than suburbanites or country folk.

Advertisement
Of course, the food and other raw materials city dwellers need must be transported from the country, but as most people living in rural areas in developed countries only get a small proportion of their food and goods from their immediate surroundings, their transportation costs are not necessarily any lower.

What's indisputable is that the energy cost per head of home heating, waste disposal and other shared infrastructure is much lower in densely packed cities.

Add it all together and you come to the conclusion of a study by the International Institute for Environment and Development in London: that in most parts of the world, the average city dweller is responsible for far fewer greenhouse-gas emissions than their rural counterpart.

Source: ANI
LIN
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All