You expel 20.2 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year. You’re not the only one. So does every other person in the United States. That’s approximately 6,218,772,000 tons. That number, in part, explains why the United States is responsible for 30.3% of the global contribution to global warming. […]

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Anthony Chanza sits in his apartment on Greene Avenue in Ridgewood, on a February afternoon. His parents and brother are out. He has class in four hours at CUNY Baruch. His apartment is a one-floor walkup. The vestibule has yellowing walls. His family is the only tenant and their landlord […]