#320: Hannah Ritchie, PhD – Environmental Impacts of our Diet: Climate, Carbon Footprint & Land Use

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Guest Bio

Hannah Ritchie, PhD

Hannah Ritchie is a researcher at the University of Oxford, working at the online publication OurWorldinData.org. The publication aims to present empirical research on how the world is changing through the use of interactive data visualisations and explainers.

Her research is focused on the intersection between sustainability and global development, with a focus on how to couple economic development and improved living standards with environmental sustainability.

Hannah holds a BSc in Environmental Geoscience, and an MSc in Carbon Management from the University of Edinburgh. There, her doctoral studies focused on the assessment of global food systems and their capacity to address malnutrition and environmental sustainability simultaneously.

At the University of Edinburgh she was also a lecturer in Sustainability, Society and Environment, and worked on the development of teaching programmes directed towards interdisciplinary approaches to sustainability. She has worked on a number of sustainability consulting and industry-led projects.

In This Episode We Discuss

  • What is the current state of the impact of climate change globally
  • How much can we individually have an impact?
  • What food choices are better/worse from an environmental perspective?
  • Putting the carbon footprint of food production in context
  • Impact of local vs. imported food production
  • Land use and water use for production of various foods
  • What food choices we can make to be environmentally friendly

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