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Based on the scientific evidence, “for 650,000 years, the atmospheric carbon dioxide had never been above 300 parts per million” (NASA). However, since 1950, it went beyond 300 ppm and is going higher and higher. For scientists, they believe that this is very alarming , because as I mentioned from my previous posts, gas emissions such as carbon dioxide causes Global Warming which changes the climate, and causes other phenomenon. (click here) So, this post will introduce to you the top 3 contributors of global Carbon dioxide present on Earth.
Based on the statistics from statista, these are the top three (3) largest producers of CO2 emissions worldwide in 2014, based on their share of global CO2 emissions are:
1) CHINA (23.43% of Global)
China contributes 23.43% of global carbon dioxide emission. As we all know, China is the country with the most number of population, and the largest producer and importer of most products that we see today. These large population and large production are mainly the factors which increases the gas emission of China. In fact, “fossil fuel energy consumption in China was last measured at 88.30% in 2011″ (TradingEconomy).
2) US (14.69%)
US contributes 14.69% of global carbon dioxide emission. US’s activities that contribute to its gas emissions are electricity, transportation and industry. Based on the collected data, “The combustion of fossil fuels to generate electricity is the largest single source of CO2 emissions in the nation, accounting for about 37% of total U.S. CO2 emissions and 31% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2013″ (EPA). Also, it says that “the combustion of fossil fuels such as gasoline and diesel to transport people and goods is the second largest source of CO2 emissions, accounting for about 31% of total U.S. CO2 emissions and 26% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2013” (EPA). These factors are the reason why US is the second contributor of CO2 emissions.
3) INDIA (5.7%)
India, compared to China and US, has a lower percentage in its gas emission globally. However, this percentage is still rank as the third largest emitter of CO2. The factors that contributes to this emission are the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, and the consumption of gas fuels and diesel. Also, the industries in India make use of this fossil fuels to produce products, and electricity in the country.
Compared to the top three contributor countries, Canada contributes 1.57% of global CO2 emission, and is rank as the top 10. Even though Canada is a very young institution, still it contributes a lot in the emission of carbon dioxide, because of its development and mining activities. In fact, Canada is facing some allegations about how it neglects its environment, because of the exploitation in Alberta. These activities makes Canada one of the largest contributors of Carbon dioxide and other gas emissions in the atmosphere which influences Global Warming.
So, the main factors that contribute to gas emission, and the rising volume of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are electricity, industrial activities, transportation, and mining.
To know more, visit
Green Rhino Energy @ http://www.greenrhinoenergy.com/climatechange/carbon_management/emission_factors.php
NASA Global Climate Change @ http://www.statista.com/statistics/271748/the-largest-emitters-of-co2-in-the-world/