San Diego Dirtier than China

In a new working paper called “The Greenness of China: Household Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Urban Development,” Siqi Zheng, Rui Wang, Edward L. Glaeser, and Matthew E. Kahn rank 74 Chinese cities in terms of their household carbon footprints.
January 11, 2010, 6am PST | franny.ritchie
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"So just how far apart are residential emissions in the U.S. and China? As the authors write:

Even in the dirtiest city (Daqing), a standardized household produces only one-fifth of that in America's greenest city (San Diego)."

Thanks to Franny Ritchie

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Published on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 in NYTimes
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