‘Men have a bigger carbon footprint than women, thanks to their appetite for cars and meat’

(NOT THE BEE) – And now your daily dose of man hate: “Men have a bigger carbon footprint than women, thanks to their appetite for cars and meat.”

Isn’t this a form of gender shaming? “The study, carried out by research company Ecoloop and published on Monday in the Journal for Industrial Ecology, looked at single men and women living in Sweden and considered their consumption and expenditure on goods such as food, household items, furnishings, holidays and fuel for cars.”

While the study is one of the few to examine gender differences in terms of carbon footprints, its main focus was carbon mitigation, and those three areas represented large targets for reduction. “It found that Swedish men on average were responsible for 16% more greenhouse gases than women, despite the fact that men only spend 2% more on goods in total than women do. The research was based on official consumer spending figures from 2012 – the most recent data available.”

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