‘Seriously radical’ steps needed to confront climate change, says author

Students can play their part by cutting out red meat, buying less and taking public transit

In order to save the planet, Lloyd Alter has a succinct message for us all to live by.

“Don’t eat red meat, don’t drive, live in a small space, don’t get in a plane and stop buying so much shit.”

Alter teaches sustainable design at Ryerson and lives what he calls a 1.5-degree lifestyle in downtown Toronto in an attempt to drastically reduce his carbon footprint. He documented his experience in his book Living the 1.5 Degree Lifestyle.

The book’s title refers to the target the international community set in 2015 to reduce global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels. Under the Paris climate agreement, countries committed to trying to meet the target by reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.

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