In this activity, students are provided with CO2 emissions, population, and per capita emissions data for the US and China from 1980 to 2014. This dataset and associated exercise can be used to teach introductory calculus and topics in integration such as Reimann Sums and area under curves to calculate total emissions and per capita emissions and their average rate of change for each country.

About the Tool

Tool Name US and China CO2 Emisisons
Discipline Mathematics
Topic(s) in Discipline Integration; Reimann Sums; Area Under Curve
Climate Topic Energy, Economics, and Climate Change
Type of Tool Laboratory Activity
Grade Level High School, Undergraduate
Location
Language English
Translation
Developed by Thomas J. Pfaff, Ithaca College
Hosted at Sustainability Math
Link http://sustainabilitymath.org/word/CO2-Emissions.docx
Access Online/Offline
Computer Skills Basic