Words at Play : Top 10 Words of the '00s

#10: Carbon footprint

As climate change became one of the leading issues of the decade, this succinct phrase helped make a global challenge personal.

Example:

"There are some good things, but it's frustrating because you see how much better some other communities are doing when it comes to climate change and reducing their carbon footprint."

—¬†An Environmentalist quoted in the Florida Times Union, September 2008

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