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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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Impacts on Forests


Projected shifts in tree species. Source: USGCRP (2009).
Precipitation Change in Percent
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Impacts on Winter Recreation


Location of ski resorts in the Northeast — warmer temperatures could cause most to close by the end of the century. Source: USGCRP (2009).
Climate Change Impacts on the Great Lakes
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Climate Change Indicators


Indicators
2016 Climate Change Indicators Report
Greenhouse Gases
Weather and Climate
Oceans
Snow and Ice
Society
Ecosystems
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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


What You Can Do
At Home
On the Road
At the Office
At School
For Students
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