Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Environmental impact of cities

This probably won't come as a huge surprise to anyone, but people that live closer to the center of cities drive less, and emit less CO2, than those that live farther away. Keep in mind though that some people have argued that cities have huge footprints, and that this is somehow bad.

These two graphs though make the difference between total CO2 production versus per household production clear:

HT to Tree Hugger

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