Human activities cause over 50 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases annually, strengthening the greenhouse effect and so driving climate change. To better understand this huge quantity, myclimate has carried out some calculations for a single tonne of CO2.
One tonne of CO2 is equivalent to...
Every year, an average of 4.5 such balloons are used per person on earth. Each person therefore produces around 4.5 tonnes of CO2 equivalents per year (including grey emissions).
Annual CO₂ emissions: Our world in data
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