How much greenhouse gas is emitted by the things we do
In the book, “How to avoid a Climate Disaster” Bill Gates outlines a list of activities and their CO2 emissions, based on their percentage contribution. Although it is a complex area to study, he manages to list the activities in a simplified manner that we can all understand.
Making things: cement, steel, plastic…31%
Plugging in: electricity ——–27%
Growing things: plants and animals——-19%
Getting Around: planes, trucks, cargo ships———16%
Keeping warm and cool: heating, cooling, refrigeration———–7%