Top 10 carbon emitting countries

We’re living on the same earth, single atmosphere –but all of us don’t receive the same natural resources and experiencing different path and speed of economic development. Some countries now become the richest who developed one and other become the poor, or call them developing countries.

Developed countries emitted higher carbon dioxide,  an important substance that heating up our climate. Let see which countries that have  emitted huge carbon in the past;they contributed to current global warming phenomenon. All carbon emission data from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. However, data excludes emissions from land use and agriculture (including deforestation)

Top 10 carbon emitting countries in 2005
[thousand metric tons of carbon]

  1. United States,  1593086
  2. China,  1534244
  3. Russian Federation,  413322
  4. India,  388321
  5. Japan,  354597
  6. Germany (2),  219177
  7. Canada,  152668
  8. United Kingdom,  150993
  9. South Korea,  129322
  10. Italy,  128220

Top 10 carbon emitting countries in 2008
[thousand metric tons of carbon]

  1. China —1922687
  2. United States —1547460
  3. India—  479039
  4. Russian Federation—  435126
  5. Japan —357534
  6. Germany (2) —210480
  7. Canada —153659
  8. United Kingdom —148818
  9. South Korea —142230
  10. Iran —133961

Source:

Tom Boden, Gregg Marland, Robert J. Andres. Global CO2 Emissions from Fossil-Fuel Burning, Cement Manufacture, and Gas Flaring: 1751-2006. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Oak Ridge, Tennessee. April 29, 2009. doi 10.3334/CDIAC/00001