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Carbon dioxide
emissions

What does the carbon footprint of different countries look like?

The map of the world* on the right looks at greenhouse gas emissions in a different way.

Instead of saying how much carbon dioxide each country produces, it divides the contribution from each country by the population of the country to show how much carbon each person in that country uses on average. The greener a country looks on the map, the less carbon is used per person. The more orange/red the country is coloured, the more carbon each person uses on average. The map shows data from the year 2000.

To view a larger version of the graph click here.

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Greenhouse gas emissions per capita in 2000
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