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2020 Climate Quiz: Results and Insights πŸ‘πŸ“Š

Back in August 2020, we have launched the first official version of Planethours, the survey that within just 8 questions can tell you which actions to take to address the ongoing climate crisis 🧯πŸ”₯🌎.

Until now, thanks to all of you πŸ™πŸ», we have collected more than 2000 responses, which means it’s time to finally share some interesting results!

Demographics

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Overall Emissions

Unsurprisingly, the greatest source of impact (not only individually, but even collectively) are the long distance flights, followed by the car usage.

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πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ Quick tip: keep intercontinental flights only for special occasions and reduce car usage (or go for electric cars).

Another interesting aspect is the emission distribution per age-group: people at the extremes of the age lines (< 18 yo, > 55 yo) show a lower overall impact.

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Diet

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Indeed, there might be a hidden bias in this result: people that decided to take the survey could already be part of an informed group, hence skewing the data towards a more β€œvegetarian” type of result.

Energy

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Personas

  • πŸ‘΅πŸ₯©πŸš™ Elders (55+) are the only group showing higher than average red-meat based diet. Them, along with the 46–55 band, are also the people more dependent on the car for transportation
  • πŸ§‘βœˆοΈπŸ§³ Short distance flights are mainly a habit of the 26–35 age group, while they are rarer for the youngest and the oldest cohorts
  • πŸ‘¦πŸ“πŸ”₯ Young people (18-) are eating relatively more chicken and have, along with the 55+ group, the most CO2-heavy heating systems in their homes

The chart below shows the deviation from the average for each question and age group:

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Next steps

  • to collect data from a broader audience
  • collect data continuously

Our final objective is to be able to provide a continuously updated and open dataset about the behavioural sustainability of the people around the world and, when we have data for a big enough time window, build a β€œreal time” dashboard showing how the world is developing towards their zero-net emissions goal. This could help us conceiving different campaigns to sensibilise and help people on the most sensitive and actual issues, but also help other groups and institutions understand the problem in a more data-driven but still easy-to-understand fashion.

And: if you haven’t tried yet, go ahead and do the survey! We appreciate feedback and data πŸ˜€

Cheers! πŸ––πŸŒŽ

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planethours.earth is an independent, non-profit organization which aims to provide an easy way to assess the impact of individuals on climate change.

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