Carbon dioxide is one of key greenhouse gases. Primary source of carbon dioxide emission is the usage of fossil fuel. In addition, carbon dioxide can also be emitted from direct human-induced impacts on forestry and other land use, such as through deforestation, land clearing for agriculture, and degradation of soils.
In this post, I want to share global carbon dioxide emissions by source or by sector and by region. Data used in this post come from climatewatchdata.org with data source from CAIT (Climate Analysis Indicator Tools), which compiles data from peer-reviewed and internationally recognized greenhouse gas inventories developed by other government agencies worldwide.
In 2016, estimated worldwide carbon dioxide emissions total nearly 37 Giga tons. This number includes the effect of land use and forestry.