A global human issue
What is really warming the world? Carbon emissions and global warming are a human issue. A study by Bloomberg referenced below compares natural and human causes of climate change. And it is apparent that the biggest cause of global warming from 1880-2005 is Greenhouse Gases (GHG). What are we going to do about it?
Top 10 Green House Gas emitters around the world
The good news is that we can have a positive impact on the choices we make and we can all start at home.
The largest CO2 emitters today have a larger role to play in determining the climate of the future. These countries will have to reduce their CO2 emissions the most if global warming is to be reduced.
The population and size of industry of the countries shown above are two major drivers of emissions. The emitters on the chart comprised 60% of the population and 74% of global GDP. This also means that these countries have significant human capacity and financial capacity to reduce emissions.
Approximately 67% of electricity
in the U.S. is generated by burning
U.S. Energy Information Administration.