This Educational Map Shows US Carbon Emissions By Individual Zip Codes

By: Alyson Wyers - Published: Jan 16, 2014 • References: & fastcoexist
This colorful and interactive map put together by the University of California, Berkeley depicts US carbon emissions by zip code. This offers a very detailed look at the carbon footprints left by different, and specific, parts of the country.

This allows one to examine how much different places contribute to global warming and climate change. To compile the carbon footprint maps, the school used estimates for all 31,000 American zip codes and how much they consume in a year, including energy, travel, goods and services.

Shockingly, it can be found by looking at these US carbon emissions stats that suburbs produce 50% of household greenhouse gas emissions. Meanwhile, those living in the inner cities have a smaller carbon footprint due to smaller living quarters and easy access to public transit. Stats for Interactive Eco Maps Trending: Older & Warm
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