loops in the carbon cycle

There’s 2 billion square feet of Self Storage, 10 miles by 7 miles under roof, but the largest single energy bill in the USA is for 3 billion square feet of offices, research centers, and military bases managed by the U.S. government – heating, cooling and lighting about 10 by 10 miles. That’s enough space for 80 million Christmas trees consumed each year which could absorb 1,200,000 tons of CO2. Since carbon emissions are valued at roughly $50 per ton, that’s about $60 billion per year which could fund the annual uninsured portion of health care if all federal employees stayed home. 🙂