By Walt Hickey
Welcome to the Numlock Sunday edition. Each week, I'll sit down with an author or a writer behind one of the stories covered in a previous weekday edition for a casual conversation about what they wrote.
This week, I spoke to Halden Lin and Aatish Bhatia who wrote stories for Parametric Press’s issue 02 that were featured in Numlock. Halden and his coauthors Aishwarya Nirmal, Shobhit Hathi and Lilian Liang wrote The Hidden Cost of Digital Consumption and Aatish wrote Your Personal Carbon History. Here's what I wrote about Aatish’s piece:
While awareness of the dangers of carbon emissions is high, it’s worth noting that if you’re age 35, exactly half of all human-caused carbon dioxide emissions have happened during your lifetime. For those aged 20, 32 percent of carbon emissions have happened in the course of your lifetime, and for those aged 60, their time on earth has seen fully 72 percent of all human-caused CO2 emissions take place. I mean, let’s say you recently turn…