Which major cities in the UK produce the most carbon emissions, on an average day? If you’re curious about how green some of the major cities in the UK are and which cities have some work to do in order to greatly reduce their carbon emissions, you’ve come to the right place! Simply continue reading to learn about the severity of a few of the UK’s largest cities’ carbon emissions. Better yet, to get an accurate picture of each figure you’ll get to compare emissions against well known structures and landmarks in the UK.
Emissions against famous landmarks and structures in the UK:
As expected England’s capital, London produces the most carbon emissions in the whole of the United Kingdom. In just a single day, London produces 81,294 tonnes of carbon. If you have a bit of trouble picturing exactly how much carbon this equates to, a visual comparison may prove useful. 81,294 tonnes of carbon could create a massive carbon cube which would stand 254 m high. In comparison, one of London’s most famous landmarks the Shard, only measures 310 m in height.
London isn’t the only city who produces enough carbon in a single day, to dwarf its most famous landmark. Birmingham, another of England’s largest cities produces 11,557 tonnes of carbon in a day. In cube form 11,557 tonnes of carbon could produce a large 184 m carbon cube. Which would dwarf Birmingham’s BT Tower. Which stands at just 152 m tall.
Leeds creates 10,862 tonnes of carbon per day, which is a similar amount to the amount of carbon Birmingham produces on a daily basis. If you’re curious about the size of Leeds’ carbon cube, it would stand 181 m tall. How does this compare to the height of Leed’s most famous landmark? Leeds Town Hall which is a 19th century historic building only reaches 69 m in height and is less than half as tall as Leed’s daily carbon cube.
How does one of Scotland’s largest cities compare to England’s major cities when it comes to daily carbon emissions? On a normal day, Glasgow produces around 7,175 tonnes of carbon. Which is a significantly smaller number than those attributed to England’s major cities, London, Birmingham and Leeds.
To get a visual feel for how much carbon Glasgow produces on a daily basis, Glasgow produces enough carbon on an average day to create a carbon cube which is 157 m tall. In comparison to one of Glasgow’s much loved landmarks, the Glasgow Tower is much shorter and only measures 127 m tall.
Brighton is the most unique city which features in our carbon emissions list, as it has a prominent landmark which is actually taller than its daily carbon cube. Brighton creates 2,466 tonnes of carbon in a day and could create a large 110 m tall carbon cube. While Brighton’s most famous landmark the i360 is 162 m tall. Much taller than Brighton’s daily carbon cube.
After reading all the facts which are listed above, hopefully you now have a clear idea of how much carbon, some of the major cities in the UK produce on an everyday basis.