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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