Hoax 6 : Deforestation is The Largest Source of GHG Emissions in The World
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Is deforestation the largest source of GHG Emissions in the world ?
Agriculture and global deforestation are not the world’s largest GHG emission sources. The largest global GHG emission source based on sectors (see figure below) is industry (29 percent), residential buildings (11 percent), commercial/public buildings (7 percent), transportation (15 percent), agriculture (7 percent), energy supply (13 percent), land use, land-use change, forest [LULUCF (15 percent)] and waste (3 percent).
Figure : Global GHG emissions by sector
value in percent %
Therefore it is very clear that the largest GHG-emission contributor is from energy consumption (BBF) by industry, transportation, housing, offices and energy supply, which account for 75 percent of the global GHG emissions. The share of agriculture, land use, land use change and forest (LULUCF) is only about 22 percent. If the global community wants to resolve global warming, the most effective way is by reducing the BBF consumption globally and in a revolutionary way.
Lifestyles and luxuries that are reliant on consuming too much BBF need to be reduced revolutionarily. Reducing GHG emissions from agriculture, land use change, including deforestation, would not have a significant impact if it is not preceded by reductions in BBF consumption.