Blogging GOOD: CO2 World

Blogging GOOD: CO2 World

Stephanie Kinnear
Sep 11, 2008

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a chart with a hundred words must be worth a million, right? Our math is fuzzy, but you get our point ...

The image above is just a corner of the gigantic "CO2 World" chart that GOOD magazine posted on its site this week.

Get a link to the whole graph and some of the highlights after the jump.

"CO2 World" is a gigantic breakdown of how we create carbon dioxide, how much we create, and how the U.S. looks (on a CO2-creation basis) compared to the rest of the world.

It's scary stuff.

Did you know that our homes create 20% of the U.S.' total CO2 emissions? Or that here in the U.S. we create 44,400 pounds of CO2 per year/per person -- while the per person average for the rest of the world is only 9,600 pounds?


Get all the info here. Next time you're at a dinner party and someone tells you that climate change is a myth, you'll be armed with the ammunition to take 'em down on the spot.

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