Add It Up - The Heat Is On

Ranking of 2004 among the hottest years on record: 4th

Ranking of 1998, 2002 and 2003, respectively: 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Number of countries that will ratify on Feb. 16 the Kyoto Protocol, an international treaty shunned by the U.S. that will control global warming pollution: 128

Percentage increase of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in the atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution: 34

Average gas mileage of 1953 Cadillac Eldorado: 16 mpg

Average gas mileage of 2004 Cadillac Escalade: 15 mpg

Average gas mileage of a four-cylinder Toyota Camry, the most popular car in America: 33 mpg

Percentage of CO2 emissions in the U.S. that come from U.S. power plants: 40

Percentage of worldwide CO2 emissions that come from U.S. power plants: 10

Number of Georgia counties currently predicted to fail federal air standards by the 2010 deadline: 3

Number of Georgia counties predicted to fail the same standards if Bush's Clear Skies legislation passes: 9

SOURCES: NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Air Task Force.??