Interactive Carbon Footprint Map

18 Jan

carbon

Carbon footprint of Pittsburgh and surrounding suburbs. Click to make BIG

People in the densely populated cores of big cities are responsible for less greenhouse gas emissions, but the more carbon-intensive lifestyle of their far-flung suburbs cancels out any of the benefits, researchers at UC Berkeley found.

A new interactive map visualizes the carbon footprint of every zipcode in the US. The above screenshot is of Pittsburgh and the surrounding suburbs.  You can hover your mouse over different zips, and you’ll instantly see the analysis using household income, vehicle ownership, home size, population density, weather to estimate how different areas of the United States contribute to greenhouse gas emissions at the household level.

Super amazing.

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