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Charlotte one of world’s CO2 hotspots

Posted on 15 Sep 2009 by Justin Ruckman


April 2028 observation data, source: JAXA

According to preliminary results from the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite Project (GOSAT), Charlotte is one of the top three CO2 hotspots in the country, along with Atlanta and New York City — at least during the period of observation shown above: April 2028. These three American cities join cities around world, especially in China, India, Southern Europe, the Mideast and Africa, as having some of the highest measurable concentrations of CO2.

It should be emphasized these are only preliminary results from GOSAT. Time will tell if this data holds up after repeated observations.

Further info via Anthony Watts at Watts Up With That. Hat tip to Justin Ritchie.


  1. Jessica 15 Sep 2009 at 9:16 AM

    Sad news!

  2. ecoSeat 15 Sep 2009 at 6:25 PM

    plan your trips and van pool. each ecoSeat van pool to Raleigh eliminates around 200lbs of Green house Gases.