Each Country's Share of CO2 Emissions


The world's countries contribute different amounts of heat-trapping gases to the atmosphere. This table shows data compiled by the Department of Energy, which estimates CO2 emissions from all sources of fossil fuel burning and consumption. The top 20 countries with the highest CO2 emmisions are listed (data from 2006) and a [link http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/science_and_impacts/science/graph-showin... 'graph of the top 20 CO2 emitters'] is also available. The next update is scheduled for August 2009.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change
Resource Type: Audio/Visual
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change