Inconspicuous Consumption

Inconspicuous Consumption

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Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have 

by Tatiana Schlossberg

From a former New York Times science writer, this urgent call to action will empower you to stand up to climate change and environmental pollution by making simple but impactful everyday choices.

With urgency and wit, Tatiana Schlossberg explains that far from being only a distant problem of the natural world created by the fossil fuel industry, climate change is all around us, all the time, lurking everywhere in our convenience-driven society, all without our realizing it.

By examining the unseen and unconscious environmental impacts in four areas-the Internet and technology, food, fashion, and fuel - Schlossberg helps readers better understand why climate change is such a complicated issue, and how it connects all of us: How streaming a movie on Netflix in New York burns coal in Virginia; how eating a hamburger in California might contribute to pollution in the Gulf of Mexico; how buying an inexpensive cashmere sweater in Chicago expands the Mongolian desert; how destroying forests from North Carolina is necessary to generate electricity in England.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Grand Central Publishing (Aug. 27 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1538747081
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1538747087
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 480 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.88 x 2.54 x 23.5 cm

"A compelling-and illuminating-look at how our daily habits impact the environment."--Vanity Fair