How Much Do Humans Pollute? A Breakdown of Industrial, Vehicular and Household C02 Emissions

Each year, human beings release an increasing amount of carbon dioxide (C02) into the atmosphere; at present, around 40 billion tons per annum. According to NASA’s Earth Observatory, 8.4 billion tons are attributed to the burning of fossil fuels; primarily coal, gas and oil. The European Commission and Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency lists the most polluting countries (including the EU as a whole and each of its member states). They are China, the US, the EU, India, Russia, Japan, Germany, Canada and Brazil. More

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Climate change: There is more CO2 in the atmosphere today than any point since the evolution of humans – CNN

According to data from the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere is over 415 parts per million (ppm), far higher than at any point in the last 800,000 years, since before the evolution of homo sapiens.

Source: Climate change: There is more CO2 in the atmosphere today than any point since the evolution of humans – CNN

Rainfall changes for key crops predicted even with reduced greenhouse gas emissions — ScienceDaily

By 2040, rainfall on wheat, soybean, rice and maize will have changed, even if Paris Agreement emissions targets are met; projections show parts of Europe, Africa, the Americas and Australia will be drier, while the tropics and north will be wetter.

Source: Rainfall changes for key crops predicted even with reduced greenhouse gas emissions — ScienceDaily