3 Biggest Culprits of Carbon Emissions

These three industries are to blame for 70 percent of carbon pollution.👇

The 3 Biggest Culprits in Carbon Emissions

10 Democratic contenders took to the stage as Hurricane Dorian threatened the East Coast and at a time when the impact of a warming Earth is no longer just a vision of a disastrous future but is increasingly visible. Dropping behemoth climate plans has become a near-expectation in the 2020 Democratic field. Candidates pulled heavily from those documents as Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren promoted the progressive policies in their Green New Deal-style plans, while front-runner and former Vice President Joe Biden offered up a moderate’s take on climate action. Though Warren and Sanders are regarded as the most left leaning among Democratic 2020 candidates, the town hall enlightened some differences between the two as well. Sen. Elizabeth Warren brought up the 3 major industries that contribute most to climate change at a CNN Town Hall:

The Building Industry

Commercial and residential buildings account for roughly 39% of carbon emissions in the U.S. Buildings also use 70% of U.S. electricity based on data from Environmental and Energy Study Institute. In 2019 in New York City alone there are 16 new skyscrapers under construction based on an article from The New York Times.

The Electric Power Industry

In 2018, the electric power sector emitted 1,763 million metric tons of carbon dioxide — or about 33% of total energy-related emissions in the U.S. Coal power is the biggest culprit contributing 1,150 million metric tons of carbon single handedly based on a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The Oil Industry

Greenhouse gas emissions from the production of oil and gas amount to a staggering 5,200 million tonnes as reported by the International Energy Agency. The oil and gas industry also spend over $100 million a year on political lobbying in consonance with Open Secrets.


09/05/2019 9:46 PMupdated: 09/05/2019 10:00 PM
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  • Божо В.
    09/05/2019 21:46

    Aleluja... Stop blaming cows. 😂

  • Brut
    09/05/2019 21:47

    "They say don't use hairspray, it's bad for the ozone. So I'm sitting in this concealed apartment… I don't think anything gets out." President Trump has some… ideas about the environment.

  • Alex E.
    09/05/2019 22:04

    Fake news

  • Balal M.
    09/05/2019 22:45

    America first leading carbon dioxide early in the nineteen century who is to blame for next regime of course it is America (USA)

  • Ivaylo D.
    09/05/2019 23:25

    I am surprised the agriculture industry is not on the list.

  • Korey C.
    09/06/2019 01:55

    China, India annnnd China

  • Jeff N.
    09/06/2019 15:50

    She is Awesome. Meet your next President! Warren/Sanders 2020.

  • Richard C.
    09/06/2019 16:34

    CO2 IS NOT a pollutant! 99% of the lies and BS comes from the Left, however.

  • Tony D.
    09/06/2019 16:36

    Looks like the “tent cities” in California are the answer! 😂

  • Ibrahim F.
    09/06/2019 19:33


  • Jeff C.
    09/08/2019 02:08

    What about all the wild fires and volcanos erupting?

  • Jeffrey M.
    09/08/2019 15:05

    what a nutjob

  • Joey B.
    09/09/2019 10:11

    Oil and gas burning will end the planet oil company should pay for this!!!

  • Marvin G.
    09/09/2019 12:13

    90% of pollution comes out of her mouth

  • Ruben O.
    09/11/2019 18:21

    The real solution is to get human population down to about 40% of the current population.

  • Mike C.
    09/11/2019 21:26

    Well I guess it’s back to the caves for us humans. Except for the elite democrats like Liz Warren.

  • Steve M.
    09/13/2019 15:37

    She is nothing but a liar

  • Kevin H.
    09/14/2019 15:50

    At one time the Earth had approximately 1000 parts per million of CO2. That is when the Earth was at its greenest and most viable. Right now we have approximately 180 parts per million of CO2 in our atmosphere. As we all know CO2 is essential for all plant life. We are actually in a CO2 deficit. Out of that hundred and 80 parts per million in our atmosphere. Human beings account for point zero 4% of that carbon. That is 4% of 1%. To say mankind has any effect on climate change is ridiculous.

  • Royce P.
    09/15/2019 03:48

    But the cows and pigs beat them all plus all the humans in the world ,this is all BS

  • Paul L.
    09/15/2019 04:33

    Is this woman living in a tent with candle light & walking or biking to these debates?