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JRF Climate Change Infographic: GHG Emissions by Income

JRF Climate Change Infographic: GHG Emissions by Income

Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) addresses issues of poverty, place, and an aging society. In their work, they aim to support resilient communities and places where people thrive. To do so, they’ve launched programs to raise awareness about issues such as climate change.

This infographic shows the disparities between carbon emissions, revealing that the top 10% of the highest earners in the UK are producing 16,143 KG CO2, compared to 5,026 KG CO2 produced by the lowest 10% of earners.

Click on the photo to see more infographics and learn more about JRF’s work.

Energy

Greenhouse gases (GHG) occur naturally in the Earth’s atmosphere. Since the time of the Industrial Revolution, however, human activity has significantly increased concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Burning fossil fuels for energy generation is a one of the leading, human-produced causes of higher GHG levels.

In Baltimore City, the consumption of electricity, natural gas, kerosene and heating oil within residential, commercial and industrial buildings generates over 79.5 percent of GHG  emissions community-wide. In addition to reducing these GHG emissions, energy efficiency actions can lower utility bills and lead to long-term energy cost savings and a reduced risk of rising energy prices for building owners.

On this website, you’ll find opportunities to learn about the fundamentals of energy efficiency as well as tips for increasing your home or building’s energy performance through weatherization, appropriate roofing and landscaping techniques, and the use of small scale renewables.