Why are Tampa's greenhouse gas emissions so high?08/31/11 SeÃ¡n Kinane
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Tampaâ€™s population is just 335,000, but its carbon footprint is similar to cities with twice the population. Thatâ€™s according to an article in todayâ€™s Tampa Tribune.
Tampaâ€™s municipal government emits 246,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases. Thatâ€™s more than Boston, which has nearly twice the population. The entire Tampa community emits 8.9 million metric tons of greenhouse gases. Thatâ€™s only a little less than Baltimore, another city that has nearly twice Tampaâ€™s population.
Joining us to talk about this, and take questions from listeners over the phone, is Phil Compton, heâ€™s the regional representative of the Sierra Club.