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It is considered that Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions in the atmosphere venting from anthropogenic sources are in part responsible for the global warming, which is the part of global climate change. While the fact of global warming itself still remains under discussion, the anthropogenic influence on climate cannot be rejected at list due to the fact that average temperature on Earth has increased by 0.7 degrees Celsius since the start of the Industrial Revolution. In order to prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the global climate system, lying in the growth of concentration of Greenhouse Gases in the atmosphere, first of all it is necessary to have reliable estimates of emissions and removals of GHGs. This is exactly what United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is aimed at compiling and publishing statistics on GHG emissions. Charts and graphs below demonstrate the countries' contribution to the global GHG emissions as well as provide background to analyze emissions by sources. Note: LULUCF refers to - Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry sector.

Sources: Greenhouse gas database, 2013 | Greenhouse Gas Inventory Data, May 2013

Author: Ivan Lapitskiy