Planes v Volcano: Who Emits the Most CO2?

While the effects of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano have been devastating on Icelanders, I’ve been thinking that shutting down air travel for a week might have some upsides.

The good folks over at Information Is Beautiful created this infographic that shows how carbon dioxide emissions – the fuel driving our global warming engine out of control – actually dropped in the last few weeks, even though Eyjafjallajokull blew tons of more CO2 into the atmosphere.

Why the drop in CO2? Because air travel took an enforced Sabbath.  The sabbath is a great concept. Ceasing “doing” and practicing “being” is good for humans, God, and the planet.

Read more about it here.

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