As Iowa voters head out to caucus tonight, remember this: one day of presidential campaigning can emit as much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere as the average American is responsible for in a year, according to a story from Mother Jones . (Carbonfund.org spent considerable time helping the researchers over at Mother Jones compile the necessary information for the story.)
And while the only partisanship Carbonfund.org espouses is on behalf of the environment, we can't help but point out that, sadly, a candidate's success (or lack of it) seems to have little do with how green they are. Still, by tomorrow Iowa voters will have narrowed the plethora of presidential contenders to a considerably smaller group.
So here's to an election that we hope leads to meaningful progress in environmental policy. And in the mean time, here's to fewer candidates and their entourages spewing carbon dioxide emissions going from campaign stop to campaign stop.