Greenhouse Gas Emissions By Weight

A number of gases released through human activity are increasing the power of the greenhouse effect. This diagram shows the relative quantities of the major human-produced greenhouse gases. The most important is carbon dioxide, because so much of it is released every year. The other greenhouse gases are emitted in smaller quantities, but they have a big effect because they are more powerful than carbon dioxide.

Land use and biomass burning 9.1%

Fossil fuel extraction, processing, and distribution 8.4%

CARBON DIOXIDE BY SECTOR

Of all the greenhouse gases that we are releasing, carbon dioxide is currently having the most impact on the climate. Most of it is being emitted from power plants that burn coal or natural gas, but a lot is released by industry and transportation. The land use sector includes the felling and burning of forests.

United States

European Union

Japan

Russia

25 other developed countries

China

India

135 other developing countries

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Equivalent in oil (millions-billions of tons)

2 billion

2 billion

United States

22.4 tons p.a. Population: 301.1 million

Canada

22 tons p.a. Population: 33.4 million

Australia

18 tons p.a. Population: 20.4 million

United States

22.4 tons p.a. Population: 301.1 million

Canada

22 tons p.a. Population: 33.4 million

Australia

18 tons p.a. Population: 20.4 million

Coal

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