Monday, December 31, 2007

Make Algore cry for New Years

Go here and calculate your *cough* "carbon footprint." Calculate for only yourself, come back here and post your "score." Highest score wins! But I must warn you, I scored 36!

Update: Y'all are making feel like I'm not doing my fair share to make Algore cry :(

14 comments:

jon said...

According to the calculator, I contribute 45 tons of carbon dioxide per year, although I really don't see how this is possible. Even then, since there is absolutely no consenses on whether any carbon dioxide I generate bears on the world climate, the test is mostly a propaganda tool for the church of Algore.

As far as the world average, they need to verify that undeveloped countries are taken out of the equation.

Oh yeah, have a Happy New Year

Pharmacy Aaron in Florida said...

Well, hell, between my Ford Expedition and 8 trans-Atlantic flights a year, I scored... Wait for it... 73. Boo-yah!

Phreeq said...

Sorry, Dawn, but I got a 48...and that's only because one of the business trips I had planned got canceled.

http://www.phreeq.org/images/CarbonFootprint.png

quidni said...

Gee, I feel like I'm not doing my fair share... I only scored 46! (I do recycle our aluminum cans... but only because the cash goes into my ammo fund.)

RedEmtGirl said...

44 here for hubby and me. Thats with only one business trip this year and part-time school and part-time job. I guess I could have added the mileage I drive at work.
I guess I'll settle for 5th place.

pdb said...

42! algore can suck it.

jojo said...

61 for me.

jojo said...

...does farting have a negative impact on climate change?

atomic-fungus said...

For my household, it was 63.

The "world average per-capita" emission of 5.5 tons per person is too high, though. Man-made sources of carbon account for 6.5 billion tons (out of 206.5 billion total--that's right, man-made sources are about THREE PERCENT of all carbon sources). That means the per-capita is more like 1.01 tons per person, not 5.5.

Oh well. "Church of Algore", seconded.

Mrs. B said...

69 here... probably due to 75 miles roundtrip per day driving to/from work. When I lived in Denver, EVERYTHING was recycled, our trash was sorted into proper color-coded bins, and even at work we had two trash cans at everyone's desks - paper and non-paper. Nothing like that here in good old rural Arkansas yet... though we do have a handful of folks picking up cans around town... is it contributing to recycling when the rednecks throw their beer cans out the window for somebody else to pick up? LOL!

jon said...

...Update: Y'all are making feel like I'm not doing my fair share to make Algore cry :(...

You can redeem yourself if you send him a letter telling him he's a prissy-faced nutjob.

Mark said...

It says my family of 9 produces 78 tons, well below the 240 tons the average family produces.... The killer is the truck the suburban and driving almost 500 miles aweek shuttling kids around....

Quasimodo said...

My three-person family is 75, but the US average for a family of 3 is 80. I guess I recycle too much, and don't eat enough meat. Also, my Civic doesn't contribute enough pollution. Guess I gotta buy something bigger!

Anonymous said...

It does not matter how much Fuel we "save" to "save the planet". When you consider that there are 1 Billion people in India and 2 Billion in China that are just now starting to gain enough wealth to buy cars and burn fuel, they are going to burn all that we don't plain and simple no net world decrease in CO2. The only reason to use an alternative fuel is because it is cheaper than oil or coal.