595SS-Homework01-2006 - carbon emissions or carbon di-oxide...

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ESM 595SS: The Economics and Science of Climate Change Homework 1 Charlie Kolstad Jan 12 2006 Jeff Dozier Due Jan 19 2006 (1) Calculate how much CO 2 you personally were responsible for in 2005. Include emissions that you directly caused (by, for instance, buying gasoline or burning natural gas), as well as emissions that you induced, by purchasing goods produced with carbon emissions. Be careful about estimating
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Unformatted text preview: carbon emissions or carbon di-oxide emissions (the conversion factor is 12/44, the ratio of the molecular weights). Summarize your findings in a single page. If you do a web search on “personal carbon emission,” you will find some web pages that will help with this calculation. Be sure to reference the method you use....
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