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Brazil Fossil-Fuel CO2 Emissions

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Total fossil-fuel CO2 emissions from Brazil have grown rapidly since the early 1900s except for a short lull during the early 1980s. Emissions have increased steadily since 1983 and now total 107 million metric tons of carbon in 2008. Liquid-fuel use accounts for 65.8% of the 2008 emission total and 14.2% comes from coal burning. Natural gas consumption has increased ten-fold over the past two decades and now accounts for approximately 12% of Brazil's fossil-fuel CO2 emissions. With the world's fifth largest population now exceeding 190 million people, Brazil's 2008 per capita emission rate of 0.56 metric tons of carbon is well below the global average per capita rate of 1.30 metric tons of carbon.

CITE AS: Boden, T.A., G. Marland, and R.J. Andres. 2011. Global, Regional, and National Fossil-Fuel CO2 Emissions. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tenn., U.S.A. doi 10.3334/CDIAC/00001_V2011