Top 20 Country Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emission History (1960-2017)

This video shows the Top 20 countries by the total annual carbon dioxide emission (CO2 emission) from 1960 to 2017. United States contributed to almost 1/3 of the entire world's CO2 emissions in the 1960s but China and India started catching up in the early 2000.

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+1 1. RobertTusk commented 4 days ago

China's population is 4.36 times that of the United States.
https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/population-by-country/

The USA's per capita carbon footprint is still double that of China.

China 8.0
Europe 8.6
Japan 9.4
USA 16.1

2018 figures for CO2 emissions by country name in metric tons per capita.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_carbon_dioxide_emissions_per_capita
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0 2. snotraddict commented 3 days ago

Good ole Tusky, still fawning over China. I'm not sure what his point is.

He has always like to spout about the "per capita" CO2 footprint with China being 4x the population than the US. But don't the Global Warming religious fanatics say that current CO2 levels are already too high?

IF the current levels are too high, then per capita is a useless measure, isn't it?

China's CO2 is already more than 2x the US and more than the US AND the EU combined. Do we want 4x the current levels to call it "fair".

Since 1990, both China and India have increased their CO2 by over 300%, while the US has increased by 0.4% and the EU has decreased by 20%. We've moved our industries to China, switching CO2 output to China vs. other countries. What did we think would happen? LOL
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0 3. thefox commented 3 days ago

I heard on the news last night that we are rapidly approaching the climate change point of no return. Well, I wish we would just hurry up and get there, and then we can all move on and turn our attention to other stuff instead. Another bonus is that it would remove that irritating little Greta Iceberg kid from the newspapers. Shouldn't she be in school? :|
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+1 4. RobertTusk commented 2 days ago

#2 You are right, the west exported many of it's dirty industries to China and that has made things better in the west and worsened things in China.
America has traditionally been the worlds biggest polluter.
However, lately Americans have started referring to China as the "Worlds biggest polluter"
Americans use almost twice the resources as Europeans or Japanese or Chinese.
#3 Point of no return means thermal runaway.
That's what happened to our sister planet Venus with excess of CO2.
Surface temperature there now permanently 600 degrees C.
You won't like it.
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-1 5. thefox commented 2 days ago

#4 Thanks Robert. I never realised that Venus was once inhabited and that the Venusians' gross mistreatment of their planet led to the rise of CO2 there, with its inevitable and catastrophic effects on the Venusian climate. It all makes sense now. Did the same thing happen on Mars as well? :)
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0 6. ducklife commented 2 days ago

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0 7. krazeeeyez commented 16 hours ago

Slightly impressed UK's output has halved.
Still more to be done. We need the Green New Deal. :squirrel: