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UN Climate Summit To Emit More CO2 Than 8,200 American Homes Do In A Year



Michael Bastasch criticized the UN for the high costs of its climate summits. The latest summit, dubbed COP24 and in Katowice, Poland, will emit as much carbon dioxide as 8,200 American homes. But that only includes emissions from the conference itself, said Bastasch, and not the emissions from the travel’€”30,000 people are attending’€”associated with the summit. This contributes to the UN’s hypocritical image, wrote Bastasch. The summit’s goal is to further implement the Paris climate accord.


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The United Nations climate summit will emit as much carbon dioxide as more than 8,200 American homes. It is also equivalent to more than 11,700 cars driving for one year or 728 petrol tanker trucks worth gasoline.

According to international figures, the United Nations climate summit this year will have a carbon footprint equivalent to the annual electricity use of more than 8,200 American households.

The United Nations estimates that the COP24 summit will emit 55,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide ‘€” the very greenhouse gas that U.N. officials are trying to prevent in the atmosphere from building up.

Based on the figures of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this is the equivalent of more than 11,700 cars driving for a year or 728 petrol tanker trucks. According to the EPA, this amount of CO2 emissions is also the same as 8,243 American households for a whole year.

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