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Environment > Emissions Stats: compare key data on South Africa & United States

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  • Agricultural methane emissions > % of total: Agricultural methane emissions are emissions from animals, animal waste, rice production, agricultural waste burning (nonenergy, on-site), and savannah burning."
  • Agricultural nitrous oxide emissions > % of total: Agricultural nitrous oxide emissions are emissions produced through fertilizer use (synthetic and animal manure), animal waste management, agricultural waste burning (nonenergy, on-site), and savannah burning."
  • CO2 emissions > Kg per 2000 US$ of GDP: Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring."
  • CO2 emissions > Kg per 2005 PPP $ of GDP: Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring."
  • CO2 emissions > Kg per PPP $ of GDP: Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring."
  • CO2 emissions > Kt: Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring."
  • CO2 emissions > Metric tons per capita: Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring."
  • CO2 intensity > Kg per kg of oil equivalent energy use: Carbon dioxide emissions from solid fuel consumption refer mainly to emissions from use of coal as an energy source.
  • Industrial methane emissions > % of total: Industrial methane emissions are emissions from the handling, transmission, and combustion of fossil fuels and biofuels."
  • Methane emissions > Kt of CO2 equivalent: Methane emissions are those stemming from human activities such as agriculture and from industrial methane production.
  • Nitrous oxide emissions > Thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent: Nitrous oxide emissions are emissions from agricultural biomass burning, industrial activities, and livestock management."
  • Other greenhouse gas emissions > HFC > PFC and SF6 > Thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent: Other greenhouse gas emissions are by-product emissions of hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride."
  • PM10 > Country level > Micrograms per cubic meter: Particulate matter concentrations refer to fine suspended particulates less than 10 microns in diameter (PM10) that are capable of penetrating deep into the respiratory tract and causing significant health damage. Data for countries and aggregates for regions and income groups are urban-population weighted PM10 levels in residential areas of cities with more than 100,000 residents. The estimates represent the average annual exposure level of the average urban resident to outdoor particulate matter. The state of a country's technology and pollution controls is an important determinant of particulate matter concentrations."
STAT South Africa United States HISTORY
Agricultural methane emissions > % of total 23.82%
Ranked 96th. 30% more than United States
18.38%
Ranked 102nd.

Agricultural nitrous oxide emissions > % of total 82.7%
Ranked 73th. 11% more than United States
74.74%
Ranked 90th.

CO2 emissions > Kg per 2000 US$ of GDP $2.42
Ranked 16th. 5 times more than United States
$0.51
Ranked 109th.

CO2 emissions > Kg per 2005 PPP $ of GDP $0.96
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than United States
$0.44
Ranked 44th.

CO2 emissions > Kg per PPP $ of GDP $0.90
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than United States
$0.42
Ranked 44th.

CO2 emissions > Kt 433,172.74
Ranked 12th.
5.83 million
Ranked 2nd. 13 times more than South Africa

CO2 emissions > Metric tons per capita 8.98
Ranked 38th.
19.34
Ranked 10th. 2 times more than South Africa

CO2 intensity > Kg per kg of oil equivalent energy use 3.22
Ranked 13th. 29% more than United States
2.49
Ranked 52nd.

Industrial methane emissions > % of total 54.29%
Ranked 21st.
56.37%
Ranked 20th. 4% more than South Africa

Methane emissions > Kt of CO2 equivalent 59,200
Ranked 24th.
810,280
Ranked 2nd. 14 times more than South Africa

Nitrous oxide emissions > Thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent 29,250
Ranked 26th.
456,210
Ranked 2nd. 16 times more than South Africa

Other greenhouse gas emissions > HFC > PFC and SF6 > Thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent 2,600
Ranked 21st.
108,420
Ranked 3rd. 42 times more than South Africa

PM10 > Country level > Micrograms per cubic meter 20.54
Ranked 135th.
21.34
Ranked 131st. 4% more than South Africa

SOURCES: International Energy Agency (IEA Statistics \xA9 OECD/IEA, http://www.iea.org/stats/index.asp).; Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, United States.; World Resources Institute.; Kiren Dev Pandey, David Wheeler, Bart Ostro, Uwe Deichmann, Kirk Hamilton, and Katherine Bolt. ""Ambient Particulate Matter Concentrations in Residential and Pollution Hotspot Areas of World Cities: New Estimates Based on the Global Model of Ambient Particulates (GMAPS),"" World Bank, Development Research Group and Environment Department (2006).

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