Movers and SHAKERS
CO2 Emissions by Country
Each Country’s Share of Emissions (GT=Gigaton)
The countries across the globe have varying populations and are at different stages of development which influences their CO2 output along with emitting other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The International Energy Agency has compiled the data in the pie chart above and table below.
The 21 Countries that Emitted the Most Carbon Dioxide
Measured in gigatons, the top CO2 producing countries are among the most populous and industrial (above). Looking at how much CO2 is released per capita and the list provides a very different perspective. India moves down from #3 to #21, and Kazakstan which was #21 moves up to #2.
The story that emerges from this data is that, in general, developed countries and major emerging economy nations contribute the most in total carbon dioxide emissions. While some developing nations lead in the average emitted carbon dioxide per resident.
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