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Copenhagens carbon footprint

Now, we have already discussed the effect of CO2, so based on this, it doesn’t really have any real impact, but let us just have a look at things, AS IF it were to have an impact as claimed by the climate scientists.

The U.N. estimates the 12-day conference will create 40,584 tons of carbon dioxide equivalents, roughly as it has been claimed, to be the same amount as the carbon emissions of Morocco in 2006.

There you have it – the same emissions as a small nation in Western Sahara with some 33 million in population, to accommodate 16.500 delegates, journalists and activists during the 12 day event.

Perhaps, the delegates with their 2.5t individual footprint during the 12 days could learn something from the average moroccan with their average footprint of a mere 1.2Kg per year.

To offset these 40,600 tonnes of carbon with carbon credits, the price would be about €390,000 according to [jpmorgan climatecare].

This would according to other estimates be equivalent of planting 243,000 trees, to offset the Copenhagen event.



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