What country is the World’s largest producer of CO2?

Grade level: 4th – 6th grades

Skills: Circle graph

Related environmental issues: Climate Change

The circle graph below shows how much carbon dioxide (CO2) was emitted from the world’s top five CO2-emitting countries in 2015.

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  1. What country emitted the largest amount of CO2 in the world?
  2. India emitted half as much CO2 as the United States.  What percentage of the world’s CO2 did India emit in 2015?
  3. European Union emitted twice as much CO2 as Russia.  What percentage of the world’s CO2 did European Union emit in 2015?
  4. Together, what percentage of the world’s CO2 did the rest of the countries emit?

Sources: Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency“CO2 time series 1990-2015 per region/country”

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Answer keys

1. China

2. 7%

3. 10%

4. 100 – 29 – 14 – 10 – 7 – 5 =  35%

 

What percentage will coal make up in the UK in 2026?

Grade level: 4th – 5th grades

Skills: Circle graphs

Related environmental issues:  Energy

The United Kingdom has been trying to stop using coal for electricity generation to  reduce the use of fossil fuels and protect the environment by 2025.  The United Kingdom recently accomplished to generate electricity without burning coal for 55 hours.

The circle graph below shows what energy sources the United Kingdom used to generate electricity in 2015.

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  1. What energy source did the United Kingdom use the most to generate electricity in 2015?

The circle graph below shows  what energy sources the United Kingdom plans to use to generate electricity in 2026.

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2. What percentage does coal make up?

3. What energy source will the United Kingdom use the most to generate electricity in 2026?

 

 

Sources: Bloomberg, April 19, 2018. The U.K. Just Went 55 Hours Without Using Coal for the First Time in History

Government of the UK (2016). Updated energy and emissions projections: 2015: Annex J: total electricity generation by source

 

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Answer keys

  1. Coal
  2. 0%
  3. Renewable energy