My Life Will Be a Net-Negative for the World

Am I more than my carbon footprint?

Anna Mercury
Human Parts
Published in
7 min readSep 4, 2021

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Photo by Nejc Soklič on Unsplash

Three Americans produce enough carbon emissions to kill one person. Now we know. A study from Nature Communications finally calculated what they’ve dubbed “the mortality cost of carbon,” and the numbers are in. 4,434 metric tons of CO2, roughly the lifetime emissions of 3.5 Americans, will cause one excess death in the world…

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Anna Mercury
Human Parts

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