Interactive Google Earth map of US CO2 emissions

From the Los Angeles Times on Friday, February 20, 2009:

Scientists have developed an interactive map on Google Earth that shows fossil-fuel carbon dioxide emissions across the United States.

Users can view pollution levels from factories, power plants and residential and commercial areas in their state or county. They can also compare emission levels in their county with those of other counties in the U.S. The mapping system, called the Vulcan project, is based on 2002 data.

You may find it interesting to contrast the “absolute” and “per capita” views. There is a marked difference between the two┬áin how cities appear.

**WARNING: the interactive map requires that you download a plugin, and this map will not work without DSL or a faster Internet connection.**

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