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Biking is destroying the planet

Posted by nerhael on 2006-07-24 11:09:02
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I personally find this funny mostly, but here is a paper where the basic thesis is that by biking instead of driving, you actually do more environmental harm than good.

He considers that amount of energy you conserve etc through biking over your life, and compares/contrasts that to a basic assumption that if you bike, you're going to impact your life expectancy, allowing you to live longer.

So he argues that the energy usage you go through in those extra years far outweighs what you save by biking instead of driving.

I haven't read through it too much yet, but thought the idea alone was interesting enough to post here.

http://opim.wharton.upenn.edu/~ulrich/documents/ulrich-cycling-enviro-jul06.pdf
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