Top Carbon Dioxide CO2 Emitting Countries

CO2 is the most dominant greenhouse gas. According to US’s Environment Protection Agency (EPA)’s definition:

“Gases that trap heat in the atmosphere are called greenhouse gases.”

Carbon dioxide enters the atmosphere through burning fossil fuels (coal, natural gas, and oil), solid waste, trees and wood products, and also as a result of certain chemical reactions (e.g., manufacture of cement).

Source: https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/overview-greenhouse-gases

Top 5 CO2 Emitting Countries

Largest-CO2-Producing-Countries

Source: Statista – CO2 emissions by Country 2016

How to reduce CO2 in our environment?

Solution is very simple. Just plant more trees. Carbon Dioxide is absorbed by plants during daytime in photosynthesis process. Strict regulations and requirements should be in place to stop deforestation. “Oxygen farming” might be a huge industry in near future – where rewards / incentives can be offered to companies, municipalities or industries who plant trees.

 

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