The Midwest: fuming over its own fumes?

Summary:There's a new study out about Greenhouse Gas Emissions in eightr Midwestern American states. It covers all eight states east of Kansas City and normally counted as part of Midwest, from Missouri to Michigan and Minnesota.

There's a new study out about Greenhouse Gas Emissions in eightr Midwestern American states. It covers all eight states east of Kansas City and normally counted as part of Midwest, from Missouri to Michigan and Minnesota. Mmmmmmm.

Poor Kansas. They don't even make the cut for a GHG study.

Of course, this study did NOT come from the American government. Why would they care?

It comes in 68 PDF-pages from the World Resources Institute. Here's why they issued this report that estimates both emissions and their various sources, "These data and related analyses provide comprehensive and essential information for public officials, business representatives, advocates, and citizens in the Midwest and nationwide to fully understand the region's role in global climate change. As these and other stakeholders consider potential responses to this complex challenge, the key findings from this report should provide a better understanding of GHG emissions in the Midwest...."

It'll be a while before you hear such stern words from the White House or the U.S. Environmental Procrastinaion Agency. Meanwhile, this report will not make folks in the Midwest comfortable with themselves. I grew up there, and those folks just don't like being guilty of nuthin'.

The two dominant sources of GHG in Midwest? Vehicles and electricity-generation plants. It's all about the energy and how we get it, how we use it.

Topics: Software, Enterprise Software, Government, Government : US

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