Interesting facts about global warming

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Tons of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere

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Here you can find some interesting...
facts about global warming - or should we say some ALARMING facts. Despite the attention the problem of global warming has gotten CO2-emissions continue to rise...

Top 5 facts about co2 emissions

1

We emit a LOT of CO2

In one year the world emits 33 billion tons of CO2. That many tons could form a giant “CO2 cube” measuring over 28 km on each side. By 2030, our emissions of CO2 could rise to 40 billion tons…


2

It’s not only about CO2

There are many other, and stronger, greenhouse gases than CO2. By 2030, all these emissions could grow by 34 percent - or what would correspond to a total of 57 billion tons of CO2.


3

Where does it come from?

Besides the burning of fossil fuels for energy and transportation, deforestation is a major source of CO2 emissions. Why? Because the CO2 that trees absorb and store is released into the atmosphere…


4

Deforestation is a major factor

…deforestation is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than all the world’s cars, trucks, planes and ships combined.


5

What about 'cap and trade'?

One of the solutions put forward by governments is CO2 emissions trading (also known as 'cap and trade'). This is not a perfect solution as the video below illustrates.



CO2 emissions

The world emits about 33 billion tons of CO2 a year.


We emit a LOT of CO2

It’s not only about CO2

Where does it come from?

Deforestation is a major factor

What about 'cap and trade'?

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