A Report Tells Where Greenhouse Emissions Are Coming from in San Diego
What is San Diego's carbon footprint? How much greenhouse gas is produced by cars on our local roads and freeways? Host Tom Fudge speaks to Scott Anders, with USD's Energy Policy Initiative Center,
Audio posted in the afternoon.
Tom Fudge: Climate change is part of the history of life on earth. The thing that's different today is that humans are making it happen. That's the consensus of scientists all around the world who have identified the greenhouse effect. Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide that comes from burning fossil fuels, are trapping heat in the atmosphere. And, the only fool-proof way to turn it around is to find other ways of generating energy.
Global warming is a worldwide problem, but some people in San Diego are trying to figure out how we can play a role in the solution. That's why the Energy Policy Initiative Center, at the USD Law School, has drawn up an inventory of local greenhouse gases. The object is to show us how we're producing them and what we would have to do to reduce them.
- Scott Anders. director of the Energy Policy Initiative Center at the University of San Diego Law School . Scott joins us today to talk about the First-Ever Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report for San Diego County .
- Susan Freedman , senior regional energy planner for SANDAG .