All the World’s Carbon Emissions in One Chart

Two degrees Celsius may not seem like much, but on our planet, it could be the difference between thriving life and a disastrous climate.

Over two centuries of burning fossil fuels have added up, and global decision-makers and business leaders are focusing in on carbon emissions as a key issue.

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All the World’s Carbon Emissions in One Chart

All the World’s Carbon Emissions in One Chart

Over two centuries of burning fossil fuels have added up, and global decision-makers and business leaders are focusing in on carbon emissions as a key issue.

This chart uses the most recent data from Global Carbon Atlas to demonstrate where most of the world’s CO₂ emissions come from, sorted by country.


First published: May 31, 2019 (link)

Source files included: .ai, .eps, .pdf

Data source: Global Carbon Atlas 2017, Neil Kaye, Global Carbon Project, CDIAC

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