As we become a more digital society, we imagine that using less paper or buying fewer DVDs is better for the environment. But many don’t think about our internet connection’s impact on the environment. Whether it’s a microwave with WiFi, streaming a movie, or online shopping, these technological advances have created new impacts that even the people who are well-versed in these issues haven’t considered. In Inconspicuous Consumption, Tatiana Schlossberg reveals the complicated, confounding and even infuriating ways that we all participate in a greenhouse gas-intensive economy and society, and how some of the biggest and most consequential areas of unintended emissions and environmental impacts are unknowingly part of our daily activities.
By showing us how we’re in this together and explaining a little more about how our everyday lives affect the environment, Schlossberg empowers people to make the best choices that they can for a changing planet.
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BIO: Tatiana Schlossberg
Tatiana Schlossberg is a journalist writing about climate change and the environment. She previously reported on those subjects for the Science and Climate sections of the New York Times, where she also worked on the Metro desk. Her work has also appeared in The Atlantic, Bloomberg View, Yale Environment 360, The Record (Bergen County), and the Vineyard Gazette. SHe is the author of Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have.