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Women are nicer to the climate than men

The amount of income affects the greenhouse gas emissions less than previously thought. According to a study by the ETH Zurich . The difference between the sexes is large. Women consume a quarter less power than men.

"This difference continues to exist even when wearing the different income levels and apartment sizes invoice", ETH Zurich sociology Andreas Diekmann, in a communication of Friday quote. The statement is true for one-person households. The Basis of objectively measured data of the energy supplier.

Overall, the results of the study, published recently in the scientific journal "Energy Research and Social Science" and "Journal of Environmental Psychology": the higher the income of the Swiss show is, the higher its greenhouse gas emissions. But the effect is less pronounced than previously assumed.

Who earned less, and causes fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Greater the difference there is between the sexes. Image: Getty

the comparison of The groups showed that each 10 percent with the highest and the lowest income of the group caused the highest income around 1.8 times more greenhouse gases. The main differences lie in the mobility and in Housing. In the diet, the individual emissions are less strong.

The ETH-Zurich researchers used for their study, existing data from the Swiss environmental survey 2007. For all the nearly 3400 persons interviewed from all the linguistic regions of Switzerland, they prepared a life cycle assessment.

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Created: 15.02.2019, 12:09 PM

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