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A more accurate map of greenhouse gases could lead to smarter policy

Posted at 5:47 PM on April 7, 2008 by Jon Gordon

Scientists have devised a new, high-resolution, interactive map of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels that's 10 times more accurate than current maps.

The maps show CO2 emissions at 100 times more detail than was available before. The new model examines CO2 emissions down to local levels on an hourly basis.

Kevin Gurney, the leader in the project and an atmospheric scientist at Purdue, told me today he hopes the map will lead to better policy. Gurney will be my guest on tomorrow's Future Tense. Until then ...