A new University of Southern Denmark study – published by the Communications Earth and Environment journal – has urged people to saddle up like they do in the Netherlands.
Dutch people cycle an average of 2.6 kilometres each per day. If this pattern was replicated worldwide, the study suggests, annual global carbon emissions would drop by 686 million tonnes.
This mammoth figure exceeds the entire carbon footprint of most countries, including the UK, Canada, Saudi Arabia and …
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Original title: On your bike: If we all cycled like the Dutch, global emissions would drop nearly 700 million tonnes