Climate Progress’ Joe Romm wonders how big is the carbon footprint of John McCain’s numerous houses. “I’d estimate it’s about 150 tons of carbon dioxide, some 10 times that of the average American,” writes Romm, a climate researcher who has a Ph.D. in physics. The right wing is often quick to criticize Al Gore for his household energy consumption, despite the fact that Gore has taken numerous steps to reduce his carbon footprint. A. Siegel asks, “Should we wait with bated breath for someone in the McCain campaign’s media entourage to ask John the question as to whether he (actually, Cindy … since she pays the bills) is purchasing 100 percent renewable power?”
What is the carbon footprint of McCain’s homes?