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Carbon Emissions in the Industrial Age

Figure 34.4

Texas Tech University
Katharine Hayhoe

This figure appears in chapter 34 of the Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment report.

Global carbon emissions from burning coal, oil, and gas and from producing cement (1850-2009). These emissions account for about 80% of the total emissions of carbon from human activities, with land-use changes (like cutting down forests) accounting for the other 20% in recent decades. (Data from Boden et al. 2012).

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