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CO2 Emissions Comparison

Since 1970, American carbon dioxide emissions have remained relatively flat, European emissions have fallen, but Chinese emissions have grown dramatically. Today, Chinese is responsible for more CO2 emissions than the United States and European Union combined.
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Notes:
European Union includes the 28 countries to ever be part of the EU
Data for China does not include Hong Kong or Macau
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level ∞
Jul 4, 2018
Of course, China still uses much less carbon dioxide per capita than the United States. Furthermore, much of their output is the result of producing goods that are sold elsewhere. There is also cause for hope. Chinese emissions may be near their peak and could decrease due to the rapid growth in solar energy.
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level 74
Jul 5, 2018
Looks like India could be poised to pick up the slack, though :(
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level 26
Jul 6, 2018
I do not believe India will emit more carbon dioxide. We are proactively trying to reduce emissions in our most polluted cities.
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level ∞
Oct 18, 2018
That's a comforting thought, but I don't think the trends justify this belief.