Shrink That Footprint: balloon graphic

Greenhouse gas emissions explained, in seven balloons

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In 2010, human activity caused 50 gigatonnes of CO2 equivalent in emissions.The emissions were 76 percent carbon dioxide, 16 percent methane, 8 percent nitrous oxide, and 2 percent F-gases.

The biggest emitters were China (23 percent), the U.S. (14 percent), Europe (10 percent), India (5 percent), and Russia (5 percent).

And the primary sources of emissions were energy (35 percent), industry (18 percent), transport (13 percent), agriculture (11 percent), forestry (11 percent), buildings (8 percent), and waste (4 percent). The sources are explained in more detail in the balloons. Continue reading “Shrink That Footprint: balloon graphic”

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