We’re #50!

Can’t remember why I was reading the December 2002 issue of The Atlantic the other day (probably to avoid some sort of real work), but in any case I came across this interesting statistic:
“Everyone knows that the United States is among the world’s worst polluters, but a new report from the National Environmental Trust offers a striking comparison: Vermont, the least significant polluter among the fifty states, by itself emits more greenhouse gases than thirty-three developing countries combined.?

#1 for “emissions of global warming pollution,? of course, is Texas, which the report says “pollutes more than 119 developing countries? combined, even though they have a total population of a billion people, and Texas has about 22 million.

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