What’s Santa’s Carbon Footprint?

Saint Nick's carbon emissions match Qatar


Between the methane produced by his reindeer, the lumps of coal he deals to naughty children, and a factory that rivals Nike, Santa releases almost 69.4 million metric tons of carbon emissions, roughly the country of Qatar produces annually. However, that’s still a fraction of what the U.S. produced in 2011—6,702 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Ethical Ocean, an online marketplace for ethical products and services in North America, “investigated” the source of Santa’s emissions, and proposed solutions to make the big guy in the red suit more green. See below: