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In the middle of the great recession Pennsylvanians may not feel wealthy, but we are the 1 percent. Each year, Pennsylvania pumps out 1 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide, helping to make the United States the largest historical producer of greenhouse gases. One percent may not seem like much, but Pennsylvanians use more carbon than 190 other countries. One-quarter of the world’s population is so poor that they use no fossil fuels at all. They drive no cars, have no air conditioning and never fly in planes. Compared to them, we are carbon wealthy, yet they are the ones to suffer first from the effects of climate change.

In the middle of the great recession Pennsylvanians may not feel wealthy, but we are the 1 percent.

Each year, Pennsylvania pumps out 1 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide, helping to make the United States the largest historical producer of greenhouse gases. One percent may not seem like much, but Pennsylvanians use more carbon than 190 other countries.

One-quarter of the world’s population is so poor that they use no fossil fuels at all. They drive no cars, have no air conditioning and never fly in planes. Compared to them, we are carbon wealthy, yet they are the ones to suffer first from the effects of climate change.

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