Everyone loves trivia. In the spirit of the approaching negotiations in Copenhagen, here is some fun trivia for you. Pass it along to your friends!
Q: In what year did TIME Magazine publish its first cover story on global warming?
A: 1987 Tweet This!
Q: What single source is responsible for more CO2 emissions than all the world’s transportation combined?
A: The burning and clearing of forests Tweet This!
Q: Imagine an area of tropical forest the size of Manhattan. What percentage do you think disappears every day as the result of deforestation?
A: An area SIX TIMES the size of Manhattan disappears every day. That’s one Manhattan every 4 hours. Tweet This!
Q: How many trees are needed to offset the average CO2 emissions from one car for one year?
A: Over the course of its entire lifetime, one tree would offset the average emissions from driving one car for one year. (Answer updated based on reader feedback – thank you!) Tweet This!