A New Car vs. a Stable Planet

December 1999
Earth Island Journal;Winter99/2000, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p17
Provides information on the data released by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) regarding carbon dioxide emission. Estimated volume of carbon dioxide generated by a typical United States home; Energy-efficient appliance installed by Randy Udall, director of Colorado's Community Office for Resource Efficiency, in his home; Cost of an energy-efficient home.


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