US Carbon Footprint


I grabbed this from Wired Science, “Scientists Unveil High-Res Map of the U.S. Carbon Footprint” and I think it provides some context of recent revelations of Central New Yorks poor per capita carbon footprint ranking relative to other metro areas. Don’t get me wrong; this is an issue for this area, but it is the “per capita” side of the equation which is out of whack compared to other areas. The significant finding in this study is that “previous CO2 estimates that used population as a proxy for emissions overestimated the Northeast’s greenhouse-gas generation, while underestimating the coal-heavy Southeast’s contribution.”

I’d also recommend checking out this video, also from the Vulcan Project, which Andy Revkin of the NY Times called the “Breath of a Nation”:

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