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Greenhouse Gas Emissions State and County Comparisons

Greenhouse gases are gases that trap heat in the atmosphere. The charts below show you the industries that contribute most to producing these greenhouse gases in your area.

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Large Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Your Area

Direct GHG Emissions of Selected Gases Reported by Sector in metric tons of Carbon Dioxide Equivalents (CO2e). CO2e is a metric measure used to compare the emissions from various greenhouse gases based upon their global warming potential (GWP). Carbon dioxide equivalents are commonly expressed as "million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents (MMTCO2Eq)."

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Caribbean Precipitation Change (1900 to 2100)

Caribbean Precipitation Change (1900 to 2100): Total annual precipitation has declined in the Caribbean and climate models project stronger declines in the future, particularly under higher emission scenarios. Such decreases threaten island communities that rely on rainfall for replenishing their freshwater supplies. The shaded areas show the likely ranges while the lines show the central projections from a set of climate models. Source: USGCRP (2009).
Precipitation Change in Percent

Impacts on Water Resources

Freshwater Lens: Many island communities depend on freshwater lenses, pictured here, which are recharged by precipitation. The amount of water contained by a freshwater lens is determined by the size of the island, the amount of rainfall, rates of water withdrawal, the permeability of the rock beneath the island, and salt mixing due to storm- or tide-induced pressure. Freshwater lenses can be as shallow as 4 to 8 inches or as deep as 65 feet. Source: USGCRP (2009).
Climate Change Impacts on the Great Lakes
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Climate Change Indicators

2016 Climate Change Indicators Report
Greenhouse Gases
Weather and Climate
Snow and Ice
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Your Carbon Footprint

Many of our daily activities cause emissions of greenhouse gases. Do you know what your carbon footprint is? Try one of these calculators to estimate your annual greenhouse gas emissions.
GHG Emissions Calculator
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calculator
Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator
Power Profiler

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What You Can Do About Climate Change

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