What is Carbon Emission?

Carbon emission refers to the release of carbon into the atmosphere, usually as a result of human-induced activities. With the industrial revolution that started in the middle of the 19th century, with the development and progress of industrial activities, the consumption of fossil fuels and, accordingly, the greenhouse gas density in the atmosphere increased. With the increasing density of greenhouse gases, the inner surface of the atmosphere is covered, which prevents the reflection of the rays from the sun and causes an increase in the temperature of the earth. Due to the rapid increase in temperature, the glaciers, which are the largest freshwater source on the earth, melt, the sea level rises, the dynamics of air currents and water currents deteriorate, severe weather events are observed, and the habitats of living species deteriorate.

The following are the primary causes of the rise in carbon emissions:

  • Uncontrolled industrialization

  • Always rising energy demand

  • Rural-to-urban migration and unregulated, unplanned urbanization

  • The unintentional damage of agricultural and forest lands

  • Uncontrolled emissions of greenhouse gases

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