Denver Direct: We’re #1!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

We’re #1!

Globally, Denver is tops in Greenhouse Gas Emissions. That’s right, of all of the cities in the world, Denver is #1. Ooops.

… the scientists analyzed those variations and how climate, power generation, transportation, waste processing, and other factors contributed to the differences. Denver had the highest overall GHG emissions, with levels two to five times higher than other cities. Its high levels were due partly to its high use of electricity, heating and industrial fuels, and ground transportation, they note. Los Angeles was second on the list, followed by Toronto and Cape Town (tied for third), Bangkok, New York City, London, Prague, Geneva, and Barcelona.

Go here for the gory details.