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Title: Greenhouse gas emissions from South Africa
Authors: Scholes, RJ
Van der Merwe, MR
Keywords: Greenhouse gas emissions
Fossil fuels
Gases
South Africa
Issue Date: May-1996
Publisher: Bureau Scientific Publications
Citation: Scholes, RJ and Van der Merwe, MR. 1996. Greenhouse gas emissions from South Africa. South African Journal of Science, vol. 92(5), pp 220-222
Abstract: South African greenhouse gas emissions contributed about 1.2% to the global increase in the greenhouse effect in 1988. South Africa generated trace gases with a radiation absorption potential over a 20-year period equivalent to 534 million tons of CO2. These gases included 350 Tg CO2 (65.6% of the effect), 183 Tg CH4 (34.2%) and 1.2 Tg N2O (0.2%). The mining and burning of coal contributed more than 80% of the greenhouse gas emissions from South African territory.
Description: Copyright: 1996 Bureau Scientific Publications
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/574
ISSN: 0038-2353
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