The world is horrible. The world is significantly better. The world might be significantly better.

You’ve heard us make the case plenty of times earlier than that “consuming native” isn’t economically environment friendly. However is there an environmental argument for doing so? In spite of everything, transport prices are clearly minimized when meals doesn’t should journey far to get to your plate. Proper???

In this episode, host Russ Roberts welcomes annoyed environmentalist and head of analysis at Our World in Knowledge Hannah Ritchie to speak about it. I guess there’s loads on this dialog that can shock you; I do know that was true for me! We’d like to listen to about what shocked you, and the way you reacted to Ritchie’s message of hope.



1- Whereas Ritchie thinks there is an environmental case for consuming domestically, it’s not associated to the idea of “meals miles.” How does she clarify this? How ought to we consider meals miles?


2- Ritchie says, “What I believe folks get incorrect is that they only get the hierarchy incorrect by way of what issues the most for the carbon footprint of their weight loss plan.” What ought to be at prime of determination hierarchy, based on Ritchie, and to what extent do you agree?


3- What are the benefits and drawbacks of “meat substitutes,” based on Ritchie and Roberts? What do you suppose it would take for such meals to catch on, and what is perhaps one of the best purpose(s) for folks to shift extra of their consumption to those meals?


4- Popping out of graduate faculty, Ritchie was gravely involved about local weather change. And whereas she’s nonetheless involved, she’s pushing again forcefully in opposition to “doomsday” fears concerning local weather change. Why did she change her perspective? What’s she most hopeful about right this moment? To what extent does her message resonate with you?


5- The dialog concludes with a dialogue of Ritchie’s function with Our World in Data, which she describes as a gaggle of “misfits in academia” sitting between academy and coverage makers/journalists. We wish to hear your reply to Russ’ query: What’s YOUR favourite information illustration from this website? Why?


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