Energy Excursions

Global CO2 Emissions

Reducing the consumption of CO2-producing energy sources, such as coal, is a difficult task that not all economies are equipped or willing to undertake. Looking at the charts below, we can see trends in coal consumption and CO2 emissions in various countries over several decades.

As the graphs show, countries/regions that heavily industrialized in the 20th century (United States, Russia, Japan, Europe) have reduced their emissions moderately over the past 10 years, but not by nearly enough to offset the rise in emissions from newly industrializing economies in China, India, and Indonesia.

Looking at the Carbon Dioxide Emissions graph above, what were the total CO2 emissions for the United States in 2019? (Hint: hover your mouse over the data plotted on the graph.)

428 Mt

Incorrect

2,480 Mt

Incorrect

4,695 Mt

Correct

9,826 Mt

Incorrect

Looking at the Carbon Dioxide Emissions graph above, what were the total CO2 emissions for China in 2019? (Hint: hover your mouse over the data plotted on the graph.)

1,533 Mt

Incorrect

2,480 Mt

Incorrect

4,111 Mt

Incorrect

9,826 Mt

Correct

Looking at the Carbon Dioxide Emissions graph above, what were the total CO2 emissions for Indonesia in 2019? (Hint: hover your mouse over the data plotted on the graph.)

632 Mt

Correct

1,533 Mt

Incorrect

2,480 Mt

Incorrect

4,110 Mt

Incorrect

Looking at the Carbon Dioxide Emissions graph above, what were the total CO2 emissions for India in 2019? (Hint: hover your mouse over the data plotted on the graph.)

1,123 Mt

Incorrect

2,480 Mt

Correct

4,965 Mt

Incorrect

9,826 Mt

Incorrect

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