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Infographic: The Cumulative Carbon Emissions of Every Country Since 1750
Umair Irfan boosts the signal on a report published in April by Carbon Brief, which calculated the cumulative carbon emissions of every country since 1750.
"What’s abundantly clear," according to Irfan's explanation of the Carbon Brief's analysis, "is that the United States of America is the all-time biggest, baddest greenhouse gas emitter on the planet."
The Carbon Brief team also created a graph that tracks each country's carbon output since 1750.
Animation: The countries with the largest cumulative CO2 emissions since 1750
Ranking as of the start of 2019:
1) US – 397GtCO2
2) CN – 214Gt
3) fmr USSR – 180
4) DE – 90
5) UK – 77
6) JP – 58
7) IN – 51
8) FR – 37
9) CA – 32
10) PL – 27 pic.twitter.com/cKRNKO4O0b
— Carbon Brief (@CarbonBrief) April 23, 2019
For more topical assessment of the world's current carbon emissions, see the "Global Carbon Budget" released this week by the Global Carbon Project, which finds the world's carbon emissions reaching a new high in 2019. The United Nations also last week released a report pinning much of the blame for climate change on the 20th century history of land use and transportation planning in the United States.