Just arrived in Copenhagen, and it was immediately evident why annual carbon dioxide emissions per capita in Denmark (9.9 metric tons) are just about half of those in the United States (19 metric tons).
First I took train from the airport to downtown Copenhagen. You can’t do that from Dulles Airport to D.C.
Then I hopped into a tax where this sign was pasted on the back of the front seat.
After checking into the small but perfectly comfortable apartment where I’ll be staying, I walked to a nearby train station. Bike lanes were everywhere and here are just a few of those parked outside the station. It’s about 40 degrees here, by the way.
A 5-minute train ride connected me to the sleek modern metro which whisked me to the Bella Center, site of the UN negotiations.
This is the low-carbon lifestyle. It sure beats siting in traffic.