Worldwide, 82% of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are in the form of CO2 from fossil fuel combustion.
The Global Average CO2 Emission per person is about 4 Tonnes per year. (20 Tonnes for the US)
The cost to fly one person from Washington DC to Paris Economy Class is 1.6 Tonnes of CO2 in 1 day.
Hundreds of government officials and Scientists plan to fly to Paris this month to discuss how to reduce CO2 Emissions.
Creating hundreds of Tonnes of CO2… Equivalent to hundred's of years of CO2 Emissions in 1 day !
Maybe some of these people should not fly and rather Skype in to these meetings.... This would save thousands of dollars and hundreds of Tonnes of CO2 Emissions.
What do you think ?
You can Calculate your own Carbon Footprint here: http://calculator.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx
A carbon footprint is the measure of the amount of greenhouse gases, measured in units of carbon dioxide, produced by human activities. A carbon footprint can be measured for an individual or an organization, and is typically given in tons of CO2-equivalent (CO2-eq) per year. For example, the average North American generates about 20 tons of CO2-eq each year. The global average carbon footprint is about 4 tons of CO2-eq per year (Figure 1).