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“Think Globally, Act Locally” - Explore Data Sources on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Online


Scientists attribute the patterns of global warming observed since the mid-20th century to the human expansion of the greenhouse effect due to the gases that trap heat in the atmosphere. The EPA collects four primary GHG data, including Carbon dioxide (CO2), Methane, Nitrous Oxide, and Fluorinated GHGs. In particular, according to the Overview of Greenhouse Gas Emission in 2019, CO2 accounts for about 80% of the total emissions among the four GHGs. In this workshop, we will consider the following data sources on GHG emissions.

  1. CO2 emissions with a focus on two of EPA’s GHG programs, including Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP) and Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks. By examining the source of GHG emissions by industry and geographic locations, you will obtain a more comprehensive understanding of the GHG emission data.
  2. More importantly, in the later part of the workshop, we will also consider a number of local GHG related data sources, such as  annual greenhouse gas emissions produced by the City of Boston, and different emissions scenarios.
  3. Other data sources related to GHG emissions and global warming, such as public opinion survey data (e.g. Gallup Analytics) and international statistics database (e.g., Statista, OECD Statistics).
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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