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CO₂ and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

As climate change worsens, the world continues to look for effective and quick solutions to mitigate it. However, current global efforts are not enough as countries continue to emit large amounts of greenhouse gases and fail to deliver their promises and pledges. Human activities are clearly the leading cause of climate change and global warming. Humans release around 70 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere daily.

CO₂ and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Hannah Ritchie, Max Roser and Pablo Rosado (2020) – “CO₂ and Greenhouse Gas Emissions”. Published online at Retrieved from: [Online Resource]


Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions by Country

CountryCO2 Emissions (tons, 2016)1 Year ChangePopulation (2016)Per CapitaShare of world
United States5,01,16,86,600-2.01%32,30,15,99515.5214.02%