Saturday, October 08, 2011

Urban Population Share and Carbon Footprints

I am teaching Ed Glaeser's Triumph of the City to my undergrads right now; he has a chapter called "Is there anything greener than blacktop."  Just for fun, I plotted urban land share by state (source Demographia) against CO2 emissions per capita by state.  Here is what you get:

The regression line is log-linear.  An R2 of .28 on a bivariate relationship is not awful.  One should never make claims based on such things, but they are kind of fun to look at.


Sandesh Saini said...

Dominican Republic Villas Dominican Republic Real Estate, Coldwell Banker Amber Coast Realty is a leading real estate agency offering a comprehensive choice of propery & villas for sale in the Dominican Republic

Unknown said...

On the whole, real estate investing is a risky task, having a real estate expert while framing a decision is a wise idea. There are several real estate gurus’ who will help you in framing the right decision. DAVID LINDAHL is one such great real estate connoisseur who can help the frame the right decision at right time.