World Cup: Octopus Predicts Winner of Germany vs. Spain Match
Paul indicates his preference by choosing a mussel out of a clear box adorned with a national flag put in his tank by his handlers at the Sea Life Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany.
The South African World Cup is responsible for six times the emissions of the previous one, totaling 2,753, 251 tons of CO2 (equivalent to annual greenhouse gas emissions from 500,000 cars). With attendance topping 3 million, the influx of fans flying in from all corners of the globe is largely to blame. But other factors contributed to the larger footprint, including energy production (South Africa relies heavily on coal, whereas Germany is a leader in renewables) as well as construction.
|According to a Norwegian government study, when FIFA chose South Africa as the host for the World Cup, the country was faced with the enormous task of having to build entirely new stadiums, whilst Germany used many existing venues, meaning massive amounts of carbon-intensive concrete. When it comes to construction, the cement industry is one of the main producers of carbon dioxide, with a ton of carbon being released for every ton of cement made.|