Human activities have increased the amount of greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere. Since the invention of the steam engine in the begining of the industrial revolution, humanity has been burning fossil fuel for energy generation, energy that’s being used in every economic sector.
Global inequalities in CO₂ emissions
The following chart is a distribution of carbon dioxide emitted by country/region in 2017.
Natural areas like peat bogs, forestry, oceans and wetlands are capturing and storing carbon from the atmosphere. Human activities like over-exploitation and deforestation has reduced the area of these environments that act as carbon sinks, thus reducing their capacity to store carbon.
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