On we have a new series on CO₂ emissions. In the first part looks back at the total emissions since the Industrial Revolution: the world emitted 1.54 trillion tonnes of CO₂ since 1751 – who has contributed most?
The United States has emitted more CO2 than any other country to date: at around 400 billion tons since 1751, it is responsible for 25% of historical emissions
"The United States has emitted more CO2 than any other country to date: at around 400 billion tonnes since 1751, it is responsible for 25% of historical emissions; this is twice more than China – the world’s second largest national contributor."
Who has contributed most to global CO2 emissions over the last few centuries? Our latest post breaks down the data:
The world needs to urgently reduce emissions. One common argument is that those countries which have added most to the CO2 in our atmosphere – contributing most to the problem today – should take on the greatest responsibility in tackling it.
Who has contributed most to global CO2 emissions? Our latest post:
Txs f interesting presentation on highest historical & current CO2 emitters. Let’s hope that top emitters in both ‘league tables’ embrace their responsibility to act w ambition.