Grade level: 4th – 6th grades
Skills: Bar graphs
Related environmental issues: Climate Change
The United States depends on fossil fuels (coal, natural gas, and petroleum) for electricity generation. When burned, fossil fuels emit carbon dioxide (CO2). The United States has tried to reduce the use of fossil fuels to reduce CO2 emissions. The bar graph below shows the five states that reduced CO2 emissions the most per person by reducing the use of fossil fuels in the United States in 2015.
- Which state reduced the third largest CO2 per person by reducing the use of fossil fuels in the United States in 2015?
- Which state reduced emissions by between 15 and 20 metric tons by person?
- Which state reduced about twice as much CO2 as Indiana by person?
- Alaska reduced ____ metric tons more CO2 per person than Nevada. A) 6 B) 11 C) 18 D)23
1. West Virginia