What New York City’s Carbon Emissions Look Like
Yesterday, I wrote about France’s environment ministry passing new rules regarding the turning off of lights in non-residential buildings. In the “comments” section of that post, Martin Lack (of Lack of Environment fame), posted a video that I believe deserves its own post. (Thanks Martin!)
In 2010, the city of New York emitted 2 tonnes of carbon dioxide per second. And of that amount, 75% was from buildings. The animation below demonstrates the volume of New York’s emission over a day, and over a year. It is a powerful visual representation that illustrates the importance of energy conservation in cities.