Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Reality Check: Coal Accounts For 43%; Oil 33%; And Gas 18% Of Global Carbon Emissions

Annual global carbon emissions hit a record level in 2012, and burning coal accounted for 43% of the record total. It is the leading global source of carbon emissions. But what about oil and gas?

Oil usage was responsible for 33% and gas 18% of the world's total carbon emissions.  By contrast, in the USA, burning oil is the top source of carbon emissions at 43%, while coal ranks second at 31%.

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