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Carbon Counter Looms as a Warning

Submitted by on Friday, 14 August 2009No Comment

carboncounter1 New York City now has a constant reminder of global warming looming in huge red letters over their heads: the DeAM Carbon Counter. The counter, which is plastered above people’s heads on 33rd and 7th Ave in NYC, constantly updates the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The head of DeAM (Deutsche Bank Assessment Management), Kevin Parker, said, “We can’t see greenhouse gases, so it is easy to forget that they are accumulating rapidly” – a very true statement, and one that we should all take to heart. The number of greenhouse gases is measured in metric tons, and is a number developed by technicians at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (I don’t know about you, but I trust their measurements!). For those of us who don’t live in NYC, the number, which is constantly refreshing, can be viewed here. I just spent a bit of time watching it – already at 13 digits and over 3.5 trillion metric tons of greenhouse gases, the counter shows that about 1,000 more metric tons of gases are being added to the atmosphere every second. YOWZA! Just something to keep in mind … read more about it here.

– Anonymous

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