Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Carbon Map

Scientists have compiled a CO2 emissions inventory of the entire USA and expressed it on a high resolution map:

The work, known as The Vulcan Project, has already yielded a significant discovery: 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.
There you have it -- scientific proof that the south sucks. Check out Atlanta, Houston, and Dallas! Are they burning all the books? But to be fair and balanced, it must be noted that they're belching forth quite a lot of carbon from Chicago, southern California, and San Francisco.

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