Greenhouse gases and climate change in the U.S.

Storytelling with Data: Project 1
Amla Srivastava (as5196)

Despite increasing greenhouse emissions, the average temperature in the U.S. has remained stable

Greenhouse gas emissions and average temperature (1990-2014)

Units: Million metric tonnes of CO2 equivalents, degree Fahrenheit

Monthly minimum and maximum recorded temperatures have also not changed significantly between 1990 and 2014

Recorded minimum and maximum temperatures (monthly average)

Units: degree Fahrenheit

Out of all emissions, carbon dioxide and methane collectively account for 92% of emissions both in U.S. as well as globally

Breakup of greenhouse gas emissions by type of gas (2014)

Units: Per cent(%)

Electricity generation, transportation and industry are responsible for ~72% of greenhouse gas emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions by sector in the U.S. (2004-2014)

Units: Million metric tonnes of CO2 equivalents