Who's Burning All The Carbon?

This chart shows which countries have emitted the most CO₂ per head of population over the last 5 years for which data is available.

CO2 emissions per country 2014 to 2018

We hear a lot about China's emissions. This chart shows that recent emissions per head in the US are double those in China.

The following countries have the greatest total CO₂ emissions over the last 5 years (for which data is available):

  Country Fraction of CO₂ Emissions 2014-2018 Fraction of World Population
1. China 30.1% 18.4%
2. United States 15.6% 4.3%
3. India 6.4% 17.9%
4. Russia 5.0% 1.9%
5. Japan 3.4% 1.7%
6. Germany 2.2% 1.1%
7. Iran 2.0% 1.1%
8. South Korea 1.9% 0.7%
9. Indonesia 1.7% 3.5%
10. Canada 1.6% 0.5%

Interesting to compare to the historical emissions since 1880 on Who Burnt All The Carbon?

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