The average human exhales about 2.3 pounds of carbon dioxide on an average day. (The exact quantity depends on your activity level—a person engaged in vigorous exercise produces up to eight times as much CO2 as his sedentary brethren.)
Just so, how much carbon dioxide is produced each year?
That's about a billion tons more than the previous year. The total amounts to more than 2.4 million pounds of carbon dioxide released into the air every second.
How much carbon dioxide does the United States emit every year?
In 2014, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions totaled 6,870 million metric tons (15.1 trillion pounds) of carbon dioxide equivalents. This total represents a 7 percent increase since 1990 but a 7 percent decrease since 2005 (see Figure 1).
How much co2 is put into the atmosphere every year?
Last year, all the world's nations combined pumped nearly 38.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the air from the burning of fossil fuels such as coal and oil, according to new international calculations on global emissions published Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change.