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Total Carbon Dioxide emissions for 2013

  1. Nov 4, 2013 #1
    Hello there

    I've been searching the internet for any information about the total carbon emissions for this year (tonnes/year). However, I've only come across data which is most recently been gather a few years ago (2009 - 2011). However, I'm really curious to what the total emissions are between 2012 and 2013 considering the ppm jump from the last years data. Does anyone know where I can find such data? If so, could you direct me to the appropriate site or report?

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  3. Nov 4, 2013 #2


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    Perhaps you can calculate it.
    What were the ppm and tons emitted in 2009, 2010, & 2011?
    And what were the ppm at the end of 2012?

    A quick scan through wiki[/PLAIN] [Broken] indicates that there are lots of sources of CO2.
    Are you looking just for man made sources?

    But then again, you could just google: tons of co2 2012

    I get lots of links with the answer. Though the answers vary a bit, depending on which article you read.
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  4. Nov 4, 2013 #3
    For 2012 it was about 34.5 tones.
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    I saw an estimate this morning of merely 31.2 megatons.

    Amazing the amount of carbon products we burn.
  6. Nov 5, 2013 #5
    That's only about 4.3kg/person for the whole earth. Unfortunately the real figure would be 31,2 gigatons
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    Would you believe, that after waking up this morning, lying in bed, I said to myself; "I bet I typed 'mega'ton last night".

    This is the second time in 5 years. :redface:

    Thank you. :smile:
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