Tables and Charts on the Environment


The Environment


This chart from the New York Times illustrates the new trend in using grain for biofuels rather than food consumption. From 2000 to 2010, the percentage of grain converted into biofuel went from 1% to 6%. 

Carbon Dioxide Emissions 1990 and 2006

This set of a table and graphs shows the carbon dioxide emissions of the ten largest producers as a whole and per capita.

World Carbon Emissions by Country: 2006

Fresh Water Availability: 2007

How US State GHG Emissions Compare Internationally (October 2, 2006)

This map illustrates the level of greenhouse gases US states emit compared to UK, Brazil, India, Canada, Russia, South Korea and China. (World Resources Institute)

Loss of Forest in Africa (June 11, 2008)

This map shows the percent decrease in forest cover in Africa from 2000-2005. The Los Angeles Times identifies logging, wildfires and civil unrest as some of the causes of deforestation.

Ethanol Production

This image shows the various stages of ethanol production used to generate biofuels. Experts say that the energy input for producing ethanol is higher than the energy output that the fuel produces. (Renewable Fuels Association)