Check This Out: Greenhouse Gases
The following list contains different greenhouse gasses, the percentage of total greenhouse emissions in the United States, and the source of emission:
- Carbon dioxide (CO2): Energy related CO2 - 82%, Other CO2 - 2%. Produced by combustion of solid waste, fossil fuels, and wood and wood products.
- Methane (CH4): 9%. Source is the production and transport of coal, natural gas, and oil. Methane emissions also result from the decomposition of organic wastes in municipal solid waste landfills, and the raising of livestock.
- Nitrous Oxide (N2O): 5%. Produced by agricultural and industrial activities, as well as during combustion of solid waste and fossil fuels.
- Other gases (CFC-12, HCFC-22, Perfluoromethane [CF4], and Sulfur Hexaflouride [SF6]): 2%. Produced by industrial processes.