Consumption could be key to measuring carbon footprints

12/27/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Some of the world's greenest places look a lot less eco-friendly when you factor in the carbon footprints of the products residents consume, according to a recent analysis. San Francisco's consumption in 2008 accounted for almost three times as much emitted carbon as the city produces directly, while Oregon's 2005 carbon footprint rose nearly 50% once consumption was factored in.

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