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670% population increase, 1,65,000% CO2 emissions increase between 1800 and 2020

1800 is whenabouts that the climate change folks refer to as pre-industrial times, and CO2 emissions, cumulative CO2 levels and global temperatures are benchmarked with those during that time period (idea is to keep down global emissions so we do not breach 2 deg C above temperatures during pre-industrial times).

We did a quick data comparison between 1800 and 2020.

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The CO2 emissions in 1800 were about 0.03 billion tons, and the global population about 1 billion. In 2019, these were 35 billion tons and 7.7 billion.

Do a bit of math and you find out that during this period, global population increased by 670%, while CO2 emissions increased by 1,65,000%.

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If CO2 emissions were a barometer for human “consumption” – and I think it is – those comparative numbers bring to one’s mind Gandhi’s statement: there’s enough for everyone’s needs, but not for everyone’s greed.

There’s lots more such interesting CO2 data and insights at All about CO2. Interested? Head out here – https://lnkd.in/ge8KveP7

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About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.


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