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Each person, on average, in the U.S. emitted four times more carbon than the world average in 2006.  Image source: Figure 1.1. from the book “Cooler, Smarter: Practical Steps to Low-Carbon Living” 2012.

Data based on 2006 information from the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Agency (EIA).

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About the author: Brenda Ekwurzel is a senior climate scientist and assistant director of climate research and analysis at UCS. She has expertise on many aspects of climate variability including Arctic Ocean and sea ice, wildfires, groundwater, and coastal erosion. She holds a Ph.D. in isotope geochemistry from Columbia University (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory). See Brenda's full bio.

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