01 May 2008
CO2 Emissions Maps
Purdue's Project Vulcan has been getting some attention for some recent maps maps of carbon dioxide emissions. However, the total emissions map (below) seems to show that cities are just the worst. But, as Wired points out, once you normalize that data with population distribution you get something remarkably different. Rural landscapes like West Texas look like a major contributor. Hopefully our geomatics students aren't too surprised by this. But it is fascinating to read about it in such non-technical outlets.