Title Just ONE barbecue causes as much pollution as a 90-mile car journey, scientists reveal Media name/outlet Mail Online Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 2/07/19 Description A barbecue releases more greenhouse gas than a 90-mile car journey.
The estimated carbon output is based on the burning of charcoal and on the energy used to produce the food.
Researchers from the University of Manchester calculated that a barbecue for four would release the equivalent of 800 balloons full of carbon dioxide.
URL https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7202913/Just-ONE-barbecue-causes-pollution-90-mile-car-journey-scientists-reveal.html Persons Sarah Bridle Title OH BURGER Barbecues create almost as much air pollution as 100-mile car trips, scientists claim Media name/outlet The Sun Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 2/07/19 Description OH BURGER Barbecues create almost as much air pollution as 100-mile car trips, scientists claim URL https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9414412/barbecues-100-mile-car-trips/ Persons Sarah Bridle Title Family barbecue as harmful to planet as 90-mile car journey, unless you cut out the red meat Media name/outlet The Telegraph Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 1/07/19 Description A typical barbecue releases as much greenhouse gas into the atmosphere as a 90-mile car journey, scientists have found.
The study found that red meat such as burgers were the worst culprit - causing nearly five times as much damage as one portion of chicken.
Adding cream to strawberries doubled the amount of greenhouse gas released, scientists said.
Manchester University experts calculated the impact of a typical barbecue meal based around beefburgers, before comparing it with a chicken-based meal, or a vegan option.
URL https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/01/typical-barbecue-bad-planet-90-mile-car-journey-scientists-warn/ Persons Sarah Bridle
Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms
- carbon emissions
- air pollution