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


  • Jeff R.
    09/11/2019 01:47

    Grasping for straws!

  • Steven J.
    09/11/2019 01:37

    The steel alone from the skyscrapers gives out a huge percentage

  • Cameron D.
    09/10/2019 17:50

    Wouldnt exactly say shes a "contender" 😂😂😂

  • Raymond K.
    09/09/2019 19:47

    check out Keshe Foundation

  • Carol M.
    09/09/2019 18:45

    Living in Talbot County Maryland in 1972 we would spend the summers catching crabs in crystal clear water and make crab cakes for dinner

  • Eddy A.
    09/09/2019 17:36

    Their paranoia is ridiculous and not even sustainable. Half the people on this planet are not even going to be here 50 years from now. Nobody living today is not going to get their F'n cheeseburger if they want it. By 2030 it may cost you $50 dollars for one, but an F'n apple will cost $ 5 dollars if we don't get a F'n GRIP on reality. The question is what the future generations want, and all we can do is set them up for failure or set them up for success, but their world will be different from this one, and hopefully for them with a lot less stupidity

  • Aarron C.
    09/09/2019 16:36

    Listen, I live on Massachusetts. Nobody likes this woman and almost everyone I don't know from the state nags on her. How about we look into this fraudulent race bending goons vote count.

  • Mark W.
    09/09/2019 15:33

    A fake Indian and half wit hypocrite is the face you choose ? 🤣🤘🏻 Good luck with the devious lying fruitcake 🤣

  • Jim H.
    09/09/2019 15:25

    Elizabeth looks better all the time.

  • Powers P.
    09/09/2019 14:00

    I hope she will be leading for the dem party then she'd have my vote, anything bigger against trump.

  • Ewa M.
    09/09/2019 13:49

    70% caused buy the building industry electricity production and oil industry... Here to watch the vegans blame it all on cattle...

  • Sam C.
    09/09/2019 13:33

    And any plan that doesn't tackle the planet's biggest polluters - India and China, is fundamentally flawed and naive.

  • Kenneth G.
    09/09/2019 09:12

    Why is it, that every time carbon emissions is mentioned with the power stations, they always show Cooling Towers with STEAM coming out of them. Do the power companies think people think it is SMOKE coming out of them.

  • Ahilya C.
    09/09/2019 07:40

    Cattle rearing for meat is the leading cause of environmental degradation 😕

  • Lilla W.
    09/09/2019 03:41

    How does she propose to stop it? There's a demand from people to build new houses, to drive cars, to eat meat. As long as there's the demand, there will be use of resources and pollution following. We can't even restrain ourselves to from overpopulation. More and more people, more demand.

  • Bill T.
    09/09/2019 03:12

    Complete HORSESHIT. Volcanos & forest fires alone are EIGHTY PERCENT. Look it up on a site NOT contructed by liberal PUKES

  • Don A.
    09/08/2019 23:41

    Gotta love this lady 😊👍🏻😘

  • Jason F.
    09/08/2019 22:12

    Animal agriculture. We must keep in mind, it is not only about emissions. We also require sequestration. Trees. Forests. Mangroves, Seagrass. Coral. Etc.

  • Carol M.
    09/08/2019 21:52

    Thank you Elisabeth Warren for speaking TRUTH to power For a country built on inspiration creativity and persistence we are capable of changing the wrongs into rights for a better life Getting rid of the garbage is the first step to cleanliness STOPING GREED and Self-serving corruption are the first step in CLEANING OUR EARTH GREED IS A HUGE CANCER ON EARTH...THAT IS OUR FIRST CHALLENGE IN SAVING THIS PLANET. The creative spirit and minds of ALL the people on this planet have the answers....for the future.

  • Kenny S.
    09/08/2019 18:07

    Back in the 70/80’s it was the ice age and global flooding by the year 2000... how did that work out for the demarats.... You climate people amaze me with your ignorance.... if the US went completely away from gas/oil/coal.... it would change nothing.... as long as China and India continue doing what they are doing..... get some education and stop listening to the talking head Dems ..... all they want is to win in 2020..... They want to control what you eat... plastic straws.... cow farts.....what you drive... what type of house you live in.... how many children you can have..... etc etc Bullshit Sanders wants to spend 16 Trillion on climate alone.... the entire government spends 4 Trillion per year.... what about “free” etc...... nothing is free.... the people pay for free shit not the government.... so you libturds keep listening to this really is going to help Trump win in 2020 !!!!!!

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