Gallery: Carbon Quilt Video Shows New York Swallowed Up by Giant Greenh...

Ever wonder exactly how big New York City’s carbon footprint is? The Carbon Quilt, a company that specializes in visualizing greenhouse gas emissions, is answering that question with a video showing giant balls of gas taking over our streets. The film reflects data collected from 2010, when New York added 54 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Surprisingly, amidst all of the beeping cars and stinky subways, 75% of the emissions came from buildings. While the visualization shows millions of beautiful teal balls dancing throughout the city, it’s definitely not a pretty picture.

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