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New Carbon Counter in NYC Tracks Greenhouse Gas Emissions

 

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,527103,00.html

NEW YORK —  New Yorkers have long been able to keep tabs on the national debt, but they now have a highly visible counter to track greenhouse gas emissions.

A 70-foot-high billboard outside Madison Square Garden and Pennsylvania Station, not far from the Empire State Building, features a carbon counter. Digital numbers help viewers track the amount of greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere. As of Thursday morning, it stood at more than 3.6 trillion metric tons.

The sign uses low-energy lights, offset by carbon credits.

The carbon counter is sponsored by Deutsche Bank. It is a few blocks from the National Debt Clock, which keeps track of the U.S. government's debt.


Is this a good thing or a complete waste of time and money? 

 

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My 25 cents worth - a complete waste of time and money. I really don't see anyone changing their life style due to it. 

 

Make it a screen saver - might renind people when something could be turned off - maybe more useful


Edited by Russ - 6/19/2009 at 05:28 pm GMT
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Here's a picture of the counter from the Guardian:



It's...interesting as a piece of commentary. But ultimately I don't think it will really do anything. I think it probably would just make New Yorkers feel powerless. It's not exactly like it gives you any constructive solutions.
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