Through a recently released tool authored by the World Resources Institute as part of Google’s Public Data Explorer, users are able to visualize greenhouse gas emissions like never before:
On a per capita basis, New England states are leading the pack with some of the lowest numbers.
- New England states tend to be more efficient in our use of electricity and natural gas.
- As our states are more compact and developed, New Englanders generally drive less.
- New Englanders typically drive more efficient vehicles.
The proof, as they say, is in the pudding:
Of course, there’s still plenty of room for improvement – and in this midst of this climate crisis, we’re all going to have to do much better to turn things around.