Texas Leads Carbon Emissions

Early this month a Yahoo article of the same title takes a look at the Lone Star State in terms of Global Warming. So the article presents:

  • Wyoming’s coal-fired power plants produce more carbon dioxide in just eight hours than the power generators of more populous Vermont do in a year.
  • Texas, the leader in emitting this greenhouse gas, cranks out more than the next two biggest producers combined, California and Pennsylvania, which together have twice Texas’ population.
  • In sparsely populated Alaska, the carbon dioxide produced per person by all the flying and driving is six times the per capita amount generated by travelers in New York state.

The U.S. is one important ingredient missing in the Kyoto Protocol and this maybe one of the several reasons as to why the powerhouse chose to do so. This despite the fact that the U.S. is the world leader in dumping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.


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