Enviroment economic of canada (part 3)

Biggest Contributors to Global Warming

The United States of America is leading the charge for being the biggest contributor to Global Warming, “The world’s countries contribute different amounts of heat-trapping gases to the atmosphere. The table below shows data compiled by the Oak Ridge National Research Laboratory, which estimates carbon emissions from all sources of fossil fuel burning for a maximum period from 1751 to 2004 (or as long as a record is available). Here we list the 20 countries with the highest carbon emissions (data are for 2004).

THE TOP 20 CARBON DIOXIDE EMITTERS

Country

Total emissions
(1000 tons of C)

Per capita
emissions

(tons/capita)

Per capita emissions
(rank)

1. United States

1,650,020

5.61

(9)

2. China (mainland)

1,366,554

1.05

(92)

3. Russian Federation

415,951

2.89

(28)

4. India

366,301

0.34

(129)

5. Japan

343,117

2.69

(33)

6. Germany

220596

2.67

(36)

7. Canada

174,401

5.46

(10)

8. United Kingdom

160,179

2.67

(37)

9. Republic of Korea

127,007

2.64

(39)

10. Italy (including San Marino)

122,726

2.12

(50)

11. Mexico

119,473

1.14

(84)

12. South Africa

119,203

2.68

(34)

13. Iran

118,259

1.76

(63)

14. Indonesia

103,170

0.47

(121)

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