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Amazing Infographic Shows Where the World’s Greenhouse Gases Come From
Posted By Timon Singh On June 11, 2013 @ 1:00 pm In Environment,global warming,Green Graphics & Packaging,Innovation,News | 2 Comments
It’s hard to keep track of all the greenhouse gases  that are steadily collecting in the atmosphere – from auto emissions  and coal plants  to methane emissions  from cattle and landfills. Fortunately, Ecofys  has created an easy-to-understand infographic  that breaks down the source and sector of the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters.
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Ecofys ‘ infographic shows that many sources of greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced if the world’s governments decide to take energy conservation and renewable energy  seriously. One of the biggest culprits is global coal use, which is still strong in the US, China and several developing countries, which utilize it for steel production. If renewable energy funding increases, then clean alternatives like wind and solar power will help to lessen this footprint. Scientists and inventors around the world are also working to mitigate the other major sources, which include deforestation , building emissions , methane waste  and fossil fuel-powered transportation .
For a bigger version of the infographic, click here .
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 greenhouse gases: http://inhabitat.com/tag/greenhouse-gases/
 auto emissions: http://inhabitat.com/beijing-announces-pollution-tax-on-gas-to-decrease-dangerous-smog-levels/
 coal plants: http://inhabitat.com/harvard-study-reveals-coal-energy-to-be-one-of-the-most-expensive-forms-of-power/
 methane emissions: http://inhabitat.com/tag/methane-emissions
 Ecofys: http://www.ecofys.com/en/news/updated-information-on-the-worlds-greenhouse-gas-emissions/
 infographic: http://inhabitat.com/tag/infographic/
 Shutterstock: http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-103244p1.html
 renewable energy: http://inhabitat.com/energy/
 deforestation: http://inhabitat.com/tag/deforestation/
 building emissions: http://inhabitat.com/tag/building-emissions/
 methane waste: http://inhabitat.com/tag/composting/
 transportation: http://inhabitat.com/tag/green-transportation
 Grist: http://grist.org/climate-energy/where-greenhouse-gases-come-from/
 io9: http://io9.com/so-this-is-where-all-our-greenhouse-gases-come-from-511024283
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