“Craving a desert escape but worried about your vacation’s impact on the environment? In the age of climate anxiety, you may want to keep your escape as eco-friendly as possible. One way to keep tabs on your excursion’s emissions is through your “carbon footprint,” which is the total number of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide or methane, our actions generate. According to The Nature Conservancy, the average carbon footprint for Americans is 16 tons— four times that of most other nations. Among the biggest emitters are gasoline cars, meat-heavy diets and air travel. Here’s how to escape to the desert while keeping your carbon footprint in mind.”

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