Kōrero: Atmosphere

Components of greenhouse gas emissions (1 o 2)

Components of greenhouse gas emissions

In most countries, carbon dioxide forms the largest proportion of greenhouse gas emissions. New Zealand is unique in that 37% of its emissions come from methane released from livestock. In the early 2000s there were 10 million cattle and 45 million sheep in New Zealand – which translates to a lot of methane. A major part of New Zealand’s effort to reduce emissions is focused on methane released by livestock.

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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/mi/graph/6149/components-of-greenhouse-gas-emissions (accessed 27 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Bill Allan, Katja Riedel, Richard McKenzie, Sylvia Nichol and Tom Clarkson, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006