Greenhouse gas producers

Climate change is being caused by humanity adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. These absorb heat radiated by Earth, and stop it from escaping out into space. There are several of these gases, and they come from various sources. Some nations release a lot more than others, partly because they are larger, but also because most of their citizens are richer and have a bigger carbon footprint.

Industrial processes 16.8%

Transportation fuels 14.0%

EMISSIONS BY SECTOR

Most of the gases that are adding to the greenhouse effect are released by natural processes such as organic decay and the breathing of people and animals. However, the gases are also being generated by human activities. Many of these involve the rapid burning of fossil fuels. There are eight main sectors responsible for greenhouse gas emissions. Currently the biggest is the generation of electricity by power plants that burn fossil fuel, but emissions from transportation are growing rapidly. The picture could change dramatically in the future, especially if the destruction of tropical forests continues, or the global use of fossil fuels is radically reduced.

Power stations 21.7%

Agricultural byproducts

Fossil fuel extraction, processing, and distribution 11.3%

Residential and commercial 10.3%

Nitrous oxide (N2O)

Power stations 21.7%

Agricultural byproducts

Waste disposal and treatment 3.4%

Land use and biomass burning 10.0%

Power stations 29.8%

Industrial processes 16.8%

Transportation fuels 14.0%

Fossil fuel extraction, processing, and distribution 11.3%

Residential and commercial 10.3%

Transportation fuels 19.2%

Methane (CH4) 18%

Residential and commercial 12.9%

Land use and biomass burning 9.1%

Artificial gases (CFCs, HFCs, PFCs and SF6) 1%

Artificial gases (CFCs, HFCs, PFCs and SF6) 1%

Waste disposal and treatment 3.4%

Land use and biomass burning 10.0%

Power stations 29.8%

Transportation fuels 19.2%

Methane (CH4) 18%

Residential and commercial 12.9%

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