Friday, December 18, 2015

Historical Global Polluters

In 1793 the United Kingdom produced 95% of the world's carbon dioxide emissions. By 2010 they had managed to reduce their proportion to only 1.6% of the world's total CO2 emissions. This could be a considered a resounding success - if only they hadn't increased their total CO2 emissions over the same period by over 70 MtCO2.

The Global Historical Emissions Map shows how much carbon dioxide countries around the world have emitted from 1750 until 2010. Using the timeline slide control you can view the historical CO2 emissions produced by countries per capita, in total and as a proportion of the world's total carbon dioxide emissions.

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