I saw the discussion further down about carbon footprints, so I tried it out. My guess was that I was below average for my country (US), but above average for the world. And, I was right. The total was 7115. But, for the US, that is FAR below average, 10,000 below, and well below average in every category.
But, it is very difficult to get it much lower. I do my best to lower my carbon footprint, but some things just can’t be avoided. I have to drive to get to work, no public transportation option. I have oil heat at home, but I’m renting, so I can’t do anything about it other than moving, which I can’t do right now. No public option for the store, I have to drive there, too. When I lived in the big city, I almost never drove anywhere, but once you leave, it is almost impossible to do anything without driving. That’s just how the US is set up. Kind of sad. And the city is just too expensive these days.