Greenhouse Gas Emissions

By Tonka Dobreva 04.01.2015 interact

The United States has pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent in an effort to fight the effects of climate change.

The main four greenhouse gases (or GHG) are: carbon dioxide (released in the atmosphere through burning of fossil fuels like oil and coal as well as solid waste and deforestation), methane (emitted in the production of natural gases as well as livestock and agricultural practices), nitrous oxide (emitted during agricultural and industrial activities) and fluorinated gases (produced through industrial processes and commercial and household uses).

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as humans increase their GHG emissions, the gases build up in the atmosphere and warm the climate, leading to changes in our environment like higher temperatures, melting of the ice cap and rising sea levels.

Take a look at the infographic below to see how much GHG we produce and how recycling can help decrease harmful emissions:

GHG-infographic

 

comments

  1. mythias

    THat looks bad 🙁

  2. trentin lightsey and luis a.picart

    yes because carbon is horrible and we need future generations to keep the earth alive

  3. bro army

    channel one is the most short i mean come on give us more stores i like all but it to short i mean a cartoon is at least 30mins your show is 7to8mins all am saying is make the show a little long

    • Anonymous

      They can’t because most people who watch it, watch it before their class starts, so it is just a kind of short summary of what is happening in the world.

    • pac

      well if you watch it in school it should be 8minutes

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