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Greenhouse gas emissions, 1990–2002 (2nd of 2)

Greenhouse gas emissions, 1990–2002

This diagram shows the 2002 emissions of the three main greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide) for New Zealand, Australia and the USA. New Zealand’s total emissions are comparatively small. When emissions are adjusted to a per capita basis, New Zealand’s are about average among developed nations, while those of Australia and the United States are high.

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Source: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

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Bill Allan, Katja Riedel, Richard McKenzie, Sylvia Nichol and Tom Clarkson, 'Atmosphere - Greenhouse gas measurements in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/6151/greenhouse-gas-emissions-1990-2002 (accessed 20 January 2020)

Story by Bill Allan, Katja Riedel, Richard McKenzie, Sylvia Nichol and Tom Clarkson, published 12 Jun 2006