Thursday, June 27, 2019

The Climate Stakes of Speedy Delivery

I know this is going to come as a shock...oh, who am I kidding...everyone one cares...I need my CPU overnighted to me in a 36 x 36 x 24" box with bubble wrap made from baby seal skin.

Together, that's equivalent to the annual greenhouse gas emissions of just over 7 million cars, per an EPA calculator. It's almost the combined total number of cars in the states of Illinois and Tennessee. It's also about 0.5% of the total 6 billion metric tons of U.S. CO2 emissions per year. That's "not huge, but it's big. And it's growing," says Costa Samaras of Carnegie Mellon University.