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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

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It’s hard to keep track of all the greenhouse gases [1] that are steadily collecting in the atmosphere – from auto emissions [2] and coal plants [3] to methane emissions [4] from cattle and landfills. Fortunately, Ecofys [5] has created an easy-to-understand infographic [6] that breaks down the source and sector of the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters.

greenhouse gases, coal power, coal, global emissions, green transportation, deforestation, carbon emissions, methane emissions, waste, waste storagePhoto via Shutterstock [7]

Ecofys [5]‘ 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 [8] 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 [9], building emissions [10], methane waste [11] and fossil fuel-powered transportation [12].

For a bigger version of the infographic, click here [5].

+ Ecofys [5]

Via Grist [13]/io9 [14]

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[1] greenhouse gases: http://inhabitat.com/tag/greenhouse-gases/‎

[2] auto emissions: http://inhabitat.com/beijing-announces-pollution-tax-on-gas-to-decrease-dangerous-smog-levels/

[3] coal plants: http://inhabitat.com/harvard-study-reveals-coal-energy-to-be-one-of-the-most-expensive-forms-of-power/

[4] methane emissions: http://inhabitat.com/tag/methane-emissions

[5] Ecofys: http://www.ecofys.com/en/news/updated-information-on-the-worlds-greenhouse-gas-emissions/

[6] infographic: http://inhabitat.com/tag/infographic/

[7] Shutterstock: http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-103244p1.html

[8] renewable energy: http://inhabitat.com/energy/

[9] deforestation: http://inhabitat.com/tag/deforestation/‎

[10] building emissions: http://inhabitat.com/tag/building-emissions/

[11] methane waste: http://inhabitat.com/tag/composting/‎

[12] transportation: http://inhabitat.com/tag/green-transportation

[13] Grist: http://grist.org/climate-energy/where-greenhouse-gases-come-from/

[14] io9: http://io9.com/so-this-is-where-all-our-greenhouse-gases-come-from-511024283

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