Quantifying carbon footprint reduction opportunities for U.S. households and communities.

  title={Quantifying carbon footprint reduction opportunities for U.S. households and communities.},
  author={Christopher M. Jones and Daniel M. Kammen},
  journal={Environmental science \& technology},
  volume={45 9},
Carbon management is of increasing interest to individuals, households, and communities. In order to effectively assess and manage their climate impacts, individuals need information on the financial and greenhouse gas benefits of effective mitigation opportunities. We use consumption-based life cycle accounting techniques to quantify the carbon footprints of typical U.S. households in 28 cities for 6 household sizes and 12 income brackets. The model includes emissions embodied in… Expand
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