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  •  xaxnar - any data in the article on the reductions (0+ / 0-)

    over the past 30 years?

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 04:58:32 PM PST

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    •  No, but here's some links (1+ / 0-)
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      Wikipedia on Environmental Issues in New York

      Environmental concerns in the city involve managing the city's extraordinary population density. Mass transit use is the highest in the nation and gasoline consumption in the city is at the rate the national average was in the 1920s.[1] New York City's dense population and low automobile dependence help make New York among the most energy efficient in the United States.[3] The city's greenhouse gas emission levels are relatively low when measured per capita, at 7.1 metric tons per person, below San Francisco, at 11.2 metric tons, and the national average, at 24.5.[2] New Yorkers are collectively responsible for one percent of the nation's total greenhouse gas emissions,[2] though comprise 2.7% of the nation's population. The average New Yorker consumes less than half the electricity used by a resident of San Francisco and nearly one-quarter the electricity consumed by a resident of Dallas.[4]
      Here's a partial glimpse
      City government CO2e emissions were 3.8 million metric tons in 2006, with 64 percent coming from buildings owned by the city.
      City government emissions increased by 15 percent from 1995 to 2001. Still, government emissions have remained stable over the last five years, and are on trend to remain so through 2017, despite background growth in electricity use.

      "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

      by xaxnar on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 05:19:01 PM PST

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