Talks continue, emissions rise

  • Total emissions
  • Per person

Top 10 countries, in millions of tons of fossil fuel carbon emissions:

Total emissions

The three most populous countries also are the three biggest carbon polluters. While the populations of China and India dwarf that of the United States, the amount of carbon emitted by the average person in the United States far outweighs the emissions generated by the average person from China or India.

SOURCES: Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, CIA World Factbook
GRAPHIC: Patterson Clark and Dan Keating / The Washington Post - Dec. 10, 2010.

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