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Global Carbon Emissions PDF Print E-mail

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Global Carbon Budget 2010


Global CO2 Budget 2013

GlobalCarbonProject.org posted data for the 2013 Global Carbon Budget on November 20, 2013.  Key findings are listed here:

*Global emissions due to fossil fuel alone are set to grow in 2013 at a slightly lower pace of 2.1% than the average 3.1% since 2000, reaching a level that is 61% above emissions in 1990

*Growth rates for major emitter countries in 2012 were 5.9% (China), −3.7% (USA), −1.3% (EU28), and 7.7% (India).

*The 2012 carbon dioxide emissions breakdown is coal (43%), oil (33%), gas (18%), cement (5.3%) and gas flaring (0.6%).

*Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels increased in 2012 at a faster rate than the average over the past 10 years because of a combination of continuing growth in emissions and a decrease in land carbon sinks from very high levels in the previous two years.

* Dr. Mike Raupach of CSIRO: "A continuation of the emissions growth trends observed since 2000 would place the world on a path to reach 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times in 30 years"

*Key Sources:  GlobalCarbonBudget.org   CDIAC 2013 Global Carbon Budget

>>>>  Links to the source data, credits and high-resolution images are given below.

Data for Global Carbon Emissions 
(Fossil fuels, cement, land-use change)

Year 

Carbon Emissions 

2012

9.7 billion metric tonnes per year (+2.1%)

2011

9.47 billion metric tonnes per year

2010

9.19 billion metric tonnes per year

2009

8.74 billion metric tonnes per year 

2008

8.77 billion of metric tonnes per year 

2007

8.57 billion metric tonnes per year  

2006

8.37 billion metric tonnes per year   

 

To convert carbon to carbon dioxide (CO2), multiply the numbers above by 3.67.  

NY Times  |  Carbon emissions show biggest jump ever recorded  |  December 2011
The increase, a half-billion extra tons of carbon pumped into the air, was almost certainly the largest absolute jump in any year since the Industrial Revolution, and the largest percentage increase since 2003. 

Science Daily  |  Global CO2 emissions may reach record levels in 2010
Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions -- the main contributor to global warming -- show no sign of abating and may reach record levels in 2010, according to a study led by the University of Exeter (UK).

 

2009 Global Carbon Budget Data (1959 - 2000)Data for the Global Carbon Budget 2009

CO2Now.org  |    Carbon Budget Data (1959 - 2009) & Links

CO2Now.org  |    Carbon Budget Data (1959 - 2009)

University of East Anglia  |  Primary data

Nature Geoscience  |  Update on CO2 emissions

Global Carbon Project.org  |  Underlying data sources

 

Where humanity's CO2 comes from   Global Carbon Budget -- Graphic 1 (2010)

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Humanity's CO2 comes and goesGlobal Carbon Budget -- Graphic 2 (2010)

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Fossil Fuel & Cement Emissions 2010Fossil Fuels & Cement -- Global Carbon Emissions 

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Land Use Emissions 2010Land Use Change -- Global Carbon Emissions 

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Atmosphere - CO2 Sinks - 2010The Atmosphere & Carbon Accumulation 

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Land - CO2 Sinks - 2010Land as Carbon Sink

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Oceans - CO2 Sinks - 2010Oceans as Carbon Sink

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Global Carbon Project | Resources

GCP  |   Citations & Contributions to the paper published in Nature Geoscience

GCP  |  Presentation (PowerPoint or PDF)

University of East Anglia  |  Primary Data Source for the Global Carbon Budget 2009

GCP  |  Underlying Data Sources -- Global Carbon Budget 2010

GCP  |   Policy Brief (6 pages - PDF)

GCP  |   Carbon Cycle Science

About the Global Carbon Project

The Global Carbon Project is produced by the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP).  The ESSP is a partnership for integrating the study of the Earth system, the ways it is changing and the implications for global and regional sustainability.  The 2008 Global Carbon Budget is produced by the Global Carbon Project with:

·         the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO),

·         the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE), and

·         the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 

More Carbon Emission & Carbon Cycle Information

Global Carbon Atlas  |  Global Emissions, Research & Outreach

Information is Beautiful  |  How Much Carbon? (a visualization)

Phys.org  |  2011 CO2 emissions reach record high  |  May 2012

Nature Climate Change  |  Growth in emissions after 2008–2009 global financial crisis  |  Dec 2011

Think Progress  |  2010 = Biggest Jump Ever in Global Warming Pollution  |  Nov 2011

UNEP  |   The Emissions Gap Report: Are Copenhagen Pledges Sufficient?  |  2010

Climate Interactive  |   The UNEP Emissions Gap Report -- Links & References  | 2010

J Hansen @ Columbia U |  China and the Barbarians Part I  |  2010

CarboEurope.org  |  Global Carbon Budget 1958-2007 (Creating the graphs from a data file)

Oceanography  |  Observed Increases in Oceanic & Atmospheric CO2  |  Pieter Tans

CO2Now  |  Links to data for global carbon and GHG emissions

EPA  |  Carbon cycle movie for kids (5 scenes)      FOR KIDS     

NASA  Earth Observatory  |  The carbon cycle

NOAA  |  The global carbon cycle

UNESCO  |  The global carbon cycle |  2006

Woods Hole  |  Balancing the global carbon budget  |  2007

CO2Now  |  CO2 Emissions by Country

CO2Now  |  United States CO2 Emissions

CO2Now  |  Energy Usage

National Geographic  |  CO2 Bathtub Info Graphic   |  Page 2

Climate Interactive et al  |  C-Learn Climate Simulator

 


Scientific Prediction of Global Carbon Emissions:


The current growth in global anthropogenic CO2 emissions is tightly linked to the growth in GDP. On the basis of the projected changes in GDP, it is likely that CO2 emissions in 2009 will revert to their 2007 levels. The key to sustained emissions reductions after the global economy recovers lies in restructuring the primary energy use to decouple emissions from GDP.

~ Trends in the sources and sinks of carbon dioxide
Corinne Le Quéré et al.
17 Nov 2009

 

 

 

 
 
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