Green Jobs, Green Living.. Should we measure the accountability from the top down? Lead by example?
Air Force One - President Barack Obama
Distance from Washington D.C. to Copenhagen, Denmark, round trip: 8,100 miles
Air Force One (Boeing 747 / VC-25A) cruising speed: 576mph
Fuel used by Boeing 747 per hour: 3,378 gallons
Flight time round trip: 14.06 hours one-way (assuming direct, straight-line flight)
Fuel consumed during round trip flight to Denmark: 47,503 gallons or 296,894 lbs (6.25 lbs / gal)
Carbon emissions of the flight: 1,031 tons of CO2 *
Total warming effect of CO2 for flight: 2,785 tons of CO2 **
Those calculations are for one airplane however. The president always has a second, spare airplane that goes along as well therefore the total must be multipled by two.
Total warming effect of CO2 for two Air Force One planes: 5,571 tons of CO2 *
Answer by christaberk at 10:13 AM on Oct. 3, 2009
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Answer by christaberk at 10:05 AM on Oct. 3, 2009
Did you calculate the trips he took criss-crossing the country to stump his UHC, or the trip to Martha' Vineyard, or the trip to NY City to go out to eat, or the trip to Chicago to play basketball and get a haircut? Not to mention the "Apology Tour" he took. What does Al Gore say? Al?... Al?... Al? Has anyone heard from Al?
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