Friday, June 20, 2008

Walking = 220 mpg

Clark Williams-Derry of Seattle's Sightline Institute has a nice analysis in their weekly mailing: walking burns about 220 mpg, or 1/12th that of driving.

The claim made awhile back that it's better, GHG-wise, to drive than walk, is bogus. It assumed that human calories were made up of beef, the most GHG-intensive food of all. Of course, those who wanted to use the study for ideological purposes failed to note this inconvenient fact.

1 comment:

MT said...

Walking's not 220 mpg when you're fetching water to put out a refinery fire. Anyway, we should all be cycling.