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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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Continental United States Hurricane Strikes

Map of continental United States hurricane strikes from 1950 to 2010. Source: NOAA (2010) (PDF).
continental United States hurricane strikes

Impacts on Human Health

The maps show the number of days per year with peak temperatures above 90°F from 1961 to 1979 and projected for 2080 to 2099. By 2100, north Florida is projected to experience more than 165 days per year (over six months) over 90°F. Source: USGCRP (2009).
Climate Impacts on Human Health
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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

What You Can Do
At Home
On the Road
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