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Authors

Hannah Ritchie, Max Roser, Our World in Data

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Earth and Space Sciences

Resource Types

  • Interactive Media
  • Data

Regional Focus

Global

Annual CO2 Emissions from Gas

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Synopsis
  • This website provides interactive data on global annual carbon dioxide emissions from gas in a chart, map, and table.
  • In the table and chart view, users can see data back to about 1900.
  • The data shows changes in gas use and carbon dioxide emissions over time in different countries, allowing for multiple comparisons.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The data is available for download in a number of formats.
  • The user can choose which country they would like to see represented and data goes back multiple decades, showing a change over time.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should be able to read line graphs.
  • Students should understand that gas use contributes to carbon dioxide emissions.

Differentiation

  • Have students analyze the change in the use of gas over time in different countries. Why do some countries use more gas than others?
  • Students could work with a partner to discuss their thoughts and observations when reviewing the data.
  • Explain the unit of measurement in the graphs to help students conceptualize such a large unit.
  • Other resources about greenhouse gases include this experiment, this UN report, and this video

Scientist Notes

This resource highlights annual CO2 emissions from gas normalized with a conversion factor of 3.664; scales are graduated to depict the level of CO2 emissions from gas production. Students can explore this resource to gain deep insights on countries' CO2 emissions from gas. The resource is recommended for teaching.

Standards

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    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-1. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how the uneven distributions of Earth’s mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes.
      • MS-ESS3-4. Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
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