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1: Introduction
1: Introduction

1: Introduction

How does an astrophysicist turn into a climate podcaster? And what does bubble wrap have to do with it? This and more in this launch episode of How to Make a Difference. 

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  • Per capita CO2 emissions by country: Max Roser and Esteban Ortiz-Ospina (2019) – “Per capita consumption-based CO2 emissions”. Based on the Global Carbon Project. Published online at Retrieved from: ‘’ [Online Resource]
  • The CO2 emissions when driving by car from Lisbon to Moskow were estimated using the Carbon Calculator by the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA), assuming an average petrol car.
  • According to tree-nation, the amount of CO2 a tree can absorb depends on the age of the tree and its type. However, they give a rough estimate of 10 kg of CO2 per tree per year on average. 

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How to Make a Difference is produced and hosted by Dr. Elisabeth Ignasiak. Music by Valentina Gribanova.

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