Study Identifies Transportation Role in Global Warming

The scientists reported that within the transport sector, road transportation (cars, buses and trucks) contribute the most greenhouse gases.

Published: 11-Jan-2008

A new study released Monday reports that 15% of the manmade carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth's atmosphere comes from cars, trucks, airplanes, trains, and ships. This is the first study to specifically measure the impact of transportation on global greenhouse gas emissions.

The remaining 85% of atmospheric CO2 comes from industry, buildings and agriculture, the report said.

The study was led by Jan Fuglestvedt and other scientists at the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research in Oslo.

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