Measuring the Hot Air in Davos

Measuring the Hot Air in Davos
You might think a gathering of world-renowned talkers would leave a big carbon footprint. You'd be wrong (Graphic by Bloomberg Businessweek; Data: Climmod, Pennsylvania State University)
Graphic by Bloomberg Businessweek; Data: Climmod, Pennsylvania State University

While the Prime Ministers, Presidents, and CEOs yakked at the World Economic Forum, something strange was happening outside: Carbon emissions around Davos fell. Picarro, maker of the machines used to measure greenhouse gases at the Swiss resort, says that may be because locals flee during the conference.

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