Climate Action: What We Do Here Matters
The West is not only particularly vulnerable to climate change — we also contribute to it. Arizona and Colorado each emit more carbon dioxide from fossil-fuel use than 174 nations do. Utah emits more than 172 nations, Wyoming more than 171, New Mexico more than 164, Nevada more than 156, and Montana more than 143. Even Idaho, with the region’s lowest emissions, still emits more than 130 nations.
Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Fossil-Fuel Use in 2000
Rocky Mountain States Compared to Selected Nations
Source: Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.