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CO2 per American back to 1964 levels by Barry Saxifrage
The average American's CO2 emissions are down to levels not seen since 1964 -- half a century ago.

Way back in 1964 Americans were listening to speeches by President Johnson and Malcolm X. Racial segregation was still legal and the KKK were kidnapping and killing black Americans. The Vietnam war was just getting started and Disney's Mary Poppins had its world premiere. IBM's screaming hot new System/360 computer took up a fair sized room when it debuted that year. It was also a thousand times less powerful than today's iPhone. Cell phones of course didn't exist. Neither did video games, personal computers, the internet or even the ability to rent a movie to watch at home. It was another age, and a long time ago. But as my chart below show, Americans are returning to fossil fuel consumption levels from that distant era. READ FULL ARTICLE...
24th October 2013 · by Barry Saxifrage · website