Environmental Upside to Imports?


Who knew? The carbon footprint of wine shipped from over seas is lower than wine shipped domestically by truck … that means right here in Seattle I can enjoy a bottle of Argentine wine and feel better about my carbon footprint than if I was drinking a CA wine. hmmm.  Christopher makes some good points here about train transport.  But until the U.S. curbs it’s oil consumption and rejuvenates it’s rail system, I’ll buy my produce local and my wine from overseas.

Much more at this link about the original National Geographic article … including this great little graphic.



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