Wednesday, November 15, 2006

A Different Look At US Emissions

The World Resource Institute has offered a new perspective on US greenhouse gas emissions. By looking at carbon dioxide contributions of each state, they shed new light on the magnitude of the United States' impact on global warming.

As the article points out, if the individual states were ranked as nations six of them would rank among the top 30 greenhouse gas emitters in the world- Texas, California, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois and Florida.

Slicing the numbers a different way, the map below shows how the greenhouse gas emissions of other countries compare to the US. In short, it would take the sum total of all emissions from Brazil, Russia, India, the UK, South Korea and Canada to equal that of the United States.

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