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What Does Wyoming Air Have More Of Than Any Other State?

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The Energy Information Administration has released a new study that suggests Wyoming has far more of something in its air than any other state…

What is it?

CO2 emissions per capita. Wyoming has more than double the emissions per capita than any other state except North Dakota. What it all boils down to is a measurement of a particular section of this developed-world’s contribution to greenhouse gases and climate changes. It may seem surprising that the highest number is given to a state with the least number of people residing within it. But do take into consideration this is just a measurement based on number of people, not on the productions by these people.

Our fine state is heavy in coal, oil and other mining, which surely would contribute to our larger-than-believable numbers. It may also lead into similar reasoning for the states that trail behind us.

Here are the top 5 courtesy of Business Insider. 

1. Wyoming (110 millions of metric tons of CO2 per capita)

2. North Dakota (75 millions of metric tons of CO2 per capita)

3. West Virginia (52 millions of metric tons of CO2 per capita)

4. Alaska (52 millions of metric tons of CO2 per capita)

5. Louisiana (48 millions of metric tons of CO2 per capita)

The average was 21 million and the median was 16 million.

 

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