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Statistics
Development of Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Concentration in Atmosphere

Only 10 countries are responsible for about two thirds of the global carbon dioxide emissions. USA and China produce almost one sixth and one fourthy of global carbon dioxide emissions. The number of inhabitants multiplied with per capita carbon dioxide emissions gives the total emissions of a country. E.g. an US-American emits nearly twice the carbon dioxide than a German and ten times more than an Indian.

The global carbon dioxide emissions and the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere increase continuously. The global emissions from fuel combustion have more than doubled since 1970 and increased 15 times since beginning of the last century. Since 2013 the increase has slowed down significantly. Now we can hope that is possible to stabilize the emssions before turning the emission trend.

The concentration of carbon dioxid in the atmosphere has alreday increased from 280 ppm in 1860 to nearly 400 ppm. If the concentration will reach 450 ppm it will be rather difficult to keep the critical global warming limit of 2 C.


Countries with the highest carbon dioxide emissions from fuel combustion
No.CountryCO2
emissions
in Mt
Per capita
emissions
in t
1China8 9776.60
2USA5 12016.18
3India1 8691.49
4Russia1 54310.79
5Japan1 2359.70
6Germany7609.25
7South Korea57211.39
8Canada53615.26
9Iran5256.96
10Saudi Arabia47216.39
source: IEA, state: year 2013

Development of CO2 emissions from different countries
Development of CO2 emissions from different countries

data: IEA

Development of global CO2 emissions from fuel combustion and CO2 concentration in the atmosphere
Development of global CO2 emissions from fuel combustion

Development of global CO2 emissions from fuel combustion and CO2 concentration in the atmosphere
YearCO2
emissions
in Mt
CO2
concentration
in atmosphere
in ppm
201532 140 3)400 5)
201432 130 3)397 5)
201332 007 3)395 5)
201231 490 3)392 5)
201131 290 3)390 5)
201029 840 3)389 5)
200928 320 3)387 5)
200828 870 3)386 5)
200728 780 3)383 5)
200628 003 3)381 5)
200527 136 3)379 5)
200426 583 3)377 5)
200324 983 3)375 5)
200224 102 3)373 5)
200123 683 3)370 5)
200023 444 3)369 5)
199923 172 3)368 5)
199822 948 1)365 5)
199723 035 3)363 5)
199622 846 1)362 5)
199522 134 1)360 5)
199421 920 1)358 5)
199321 812 1)357 5)
199221 611 1)356 5)
199121 570 1)355 5)
199021 536 1)354 5)
198921 533 1)353 5)
198821 298 1)351 5)
198720 424 1)348 5)
198620 504 2)347 5)
198519 800 2)345 5)
198419 166 2)344 5)
198318 540 2)342 5)
198218 573 2)341 5)
198118 719 2)340 5)
198019 342 2)339 5)
197919 595 2)337 5)
197818 562 2)335 5)
197718 386 2)334 5)
197617 880 2)332 5)
197516 902 2)331 5)
197417 005 2)330 5)
197316 191 2)330 5)
197216 103 2)327 5)
197115 488 2)326 5)
197014 890 2)326 5)
196511 457 2)320 5)
19609 391 2)
19557 471 2)
19505 961 2)
19405 631 2)
19303 935 2)
19203 444 2)
19103 067 2)
19001 960 2)
1860333 2)280 +/- 10 4)
sources: 1) DOE 2) WRI, incl. concrete production 3) IEA 4) IPCC 5) NOAA - global average 6) estimated

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