Quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions stems from coal combustion
Coal is the main cause of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. A quarter of the global GHG emissions comes from coal combustion. This is evident from an updated version of a flow chart showing the global greenhouse gas emissions. The flow chart shows, from beginning to end, where greenhouse gases come from and how much of each gas ends up in our atmosphere.
The last update of the GHG flow chart took place in 2013, through a collaboration of Ecofys, Duurzaambedrijfsleven.nl, and ASN Bank, using data for 2010. The current version of the flow chart was created with data from 2012. In that period, the global greenhouse gas emissions grew from 48,629 megatonnes in 2010 to 51,840 megatonnes in 2012. ….