Deforestation and Greenhouse Gases: Infographic
The destruction and degradation of forestland, caused mainly by expanded agricultural activity in tropical developing countries, currently accounts for roughly 12 percent of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Slowing or eliminating forest loss can potentially make a cost-effective contribution to an international effort to reduce global emissions, but that strategy faces a number of challenges.
This giant chart shows where all our greenhouse gases come from
How, exactly, are humans heating up the planet? Ecofys has a massive new flowchart breaking it all down by source and sector:
Where do greenhouse gases come from?
This chart from the United Nations Environment Programme (click to embiggen) looks complicated, sort of like a traffic sign cross-bred with a banyan tree. But it basically just traces the path of g…
Europe’s Energy wins a Silver Award at Malofiej 20
This post is cross-posted from jonathangray.org. Europe’s Energy, a project I helped to create to put EU energy targets into context, has just won a Silver Award at Malofiej 20. The Malofiej …
Two Australian coal mines alone will emit more greenhouse gases than 52 countries
Climate-change debates often focus on how to cut the carbon spew of particular countries—China and the US above all. But another way to do such…