Friday, March 16, 2007

Counting Carbon

Manufacturers and environmentalists in the UK are doing a trial run of a plan to label consumer goods with information about the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere as a result of the manufacture and transportation of the products. Carbon released into the atmosphere generally becomes carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, so this is the first set-up (that I'm aware of) that will let consumers make informed choices about their contributions to global warming. Sounds like a great idea. Hope it works.



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