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Global carbon dioxide emissions will hit a record high in 2018

China and India have seen particularly large increases in carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel use in recent years, and 2018 continues that trend (left). But the United States continues to rank well above other countries for the per person amount of such carbon emitted each year (right).

Trends in carbon dioxide emissions by country and per capita

China and India have seen particularly large increases in carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel use in recent years, and 2018 continues that trend (top). But the United States continues to rank well above other countries for the per person amount of such carbon emitted each year (bottom).

Trends in carbon dioxide emissions by country

Trends in carbon dioxide emissions per capita

C. Le Quéré et al/Earth System Science Data 2018




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