1. The U.S. Military is the world’s largest institutional user of petroleum, as well as the single largest institutional producer of greenhouse gases in the entire world, emitting more than as many as 140 countries. 🔗SOURCE (You can find this particular point in the first paragraph on page 2).
  2. Wind turbines kill about 230,000 birds per year (a common argument against them). Building collisions kill about 600 million. But the leaders in bird deaths are cats, killing 2.4 billion birds each year. 🔗SOURCE.
  3. If everyone around the world consumed and emitted the same amount as the average American person does, we would collectively need an estimated 5 Earths to support the human population. 🔗SOURCE.
  4. If Thanos snapped his fingers and eliminated 50% of humans but they happened to be the poorest 50%, emissions would decrease by 14%. 🔗SOURCE. If he only eliminated the richest 1% in the world, emission would drop by 15%. 🔗SOURCE.
  5. Around the world, roughly 30-40% of food gets wasted every year (1.3 billion tons). This happens at farms, in transportation, grocery stores, restaurants, and homes. The highest rate of food waste is fruits and vegetables at an estimated 50%. 🔗SOURCE.
  6. Your dog generates a carbon footprint of approximately 770-2,500 kg of CO2e per year. 🔗SOURCE. A typical passenger car generates around 228 grams of Co2 per mile. 🔗SOURCE. So, your dog’s yearly emissions are comparable to riving about 7,200 miles.
  7. 32% [of the top fossil fuels emitters] are public sector companies with individual investor support. 🔗SOURCE. Exxon Mobil just has its most profitable year since 2014 ($23 billion profit). They pledged to offset all their emission by 2050 but that does not consider the use of their products after they’re sold. 🔗SOURCE.
  8. As of 2020, 72% of American adults think climate change is happening. But only 35% discuss global warming at least occasionally and only 25% hear about it in the media at least once a week. 🔗SOURCE.
  9. More than a quarter of all ice-free land around the world is used for livestock grazing (26%). 13 billion acres of forests are lost to make space for livestock to feed or live on each year. 🔗SOURCE. Around 36% of crops created worldwide are used for animal feed. 🔗SOURCE.
  10. At the current current rate of global temperature rise, 50% of the locations coffee can currently be grown (throughout Latin America) will become too warm to be suitable for cultivating coffee by 2050. 🔗SOURCE.