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Growth rates of carbon dioxide emission in India

Hingane, LS and Murty, BhVR (1984) Growth rates of carbon dioxide emission in India. Archives for Meteorology, Geophysics, and Bioclimatology Series B, 35 (3). pp. 257-264.

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Estimates have been made of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emission into the atmosphere through the combustion of non-fossil and fossil fuels in India for the period 1950–1982. Results show that 6.5 × 1015 g C has been added to the earth's atmosphere. Of this, the individual contributions have been 69.2% by fire-wood, 23.7% by coal, 6.2% by petroleum products, 0.3% by natural gas and 0.8% by cement industry. Although CO2 production has increased only by two-fold due to fire-wood as compared to four-fold due to coal and ten-fold due to petroleum products, during the 33-year period since 1950, fire-wood still remains as the major producer of CO2 for many years to come. During 1950 to 1980, the average growth rate of CO2 emissions from fossil fuels in India has been 4.8% per year as against the global average rate of 4.2%. The sum total of the CO2 emissions by the various fuels consumed has contributed 3.78% to the global release during the 23-year period since 1958 when observations started at Mouna Loa

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Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
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