Shay, Sara
July 2008
Technology Review;Jul2008, Vol. 111 Issue 4, pM7
The article discusses the implications of carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. According to the author, the study conducted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) reveals that wealthy Americans significantly contribute high rate of carbon emissions wherein 8.5 metric tones of emission are accounted for homeless people. In addition, the author notes that carbon dioxide emission can be addressed by lessening individual spending habits, lifestyles adjustments, and conservation on energy resources. MIT mechanical-engineering professor Tim Gutowski stressed that people are aware on the problem, however, they do not do sometime to help alleviate the situation and lack awareness on the benefits and advantages of rebound effect.


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