The top CO2 emitting states in the US


Grade level:  4th – 5th grades

Skills:  Bar graphs & ordinal numbers

Related environmental issues: Climate change

Area level: National, state

The bar graph below shows the 8 states that emit the most carbon dioxide (CO2) in the US.

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1.Which state emits the most CO2?

2.Which state emits more CO2, Ohio or Louisiana?

3.How many states emit less than 300 million metric tons of CO2?

4.Which state emits about half as much CO2 as Texas?

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Rankings: Total Carbon Dioxide Emissions (2013)


Answer keys

  1. Texas
  2. Ohio
  3. 6 states
  4. California