New York City’s greenhouse gas emissions as one-ton spheres of carbon dioxide gas

A street-level view shows the scale of the one-metric-ton spheres, assuming the CO2 gas is held at standard pressure. New York City emitted one sphere’s worth of carbon dioxide every 0.58 seconds in 2010. A single hour of the city’s CO2 emissions amounts to 6,204 metric tons. Watch the spheres piling up in real time.

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