New England States Have Lower Per Capita Greenhouse Gas Emissions than Nation.


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.

Why?

  1. New England states tend to be more efficient in our use of electricity and natural gas.
  2. As our states are more compact and developed, New Englanders generally drive less.
  3. 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.

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4 Responses to “New England States Have Lower Per Capita Greenhouse Gas Emissions than Nation.”

  1. Alexander Lee

    I still have a T-shirt and poster from some very poorly thought out campaign from environmentalists who throw money at a problem that says, “Make Global Warming a Priority.” It makes me chuckle.

    The title of this article is similarly misleading. We are not leading the nation in per capita emissions. We are trailing the nation and it is a damn good thing.

  2. Alexander Lee

    I still have a T-shirt and poster from some very poorly thought out campaign from environmentalists who throw money at a problem that says, “Make Global Warming a Priority.” It makes me chuckle.

    The title of this article is similarly misleading. We are not leading the nation in per capita emissions. We are trailing the nation and it is a damn good thing.

  3. Alexander Lee

    I still have a T-shirt and poster from some very poorly thought out campaign from environmentalists who throw money at a problem that says, “Make Global Warming a Priority.” It makes me chuckle.

    The title of this article is similarly misleading. We are not leading the nation in per capita emissions. We are trailing the nation and it is a damn good thing.

  4. Alexander Lee

    I still have a T-shirt and poster from some very poorly thought out campaign from environmentalists who throw money at a problem that says, “Make Global Warming a Priority.” It makes me chuckle.

    The title of this article is similarly misleading. We are not leading the nation in per capita emissions. We are trailing the nation and it is a damn good thing.

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