Ris­ing threat

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2.7%

Pre­dicted in­crease in car­bon diox­ide emis­sions this year from last year, up from 36.2 bil­lion tonnes to 37.1b tonnes

4.6%

In­crease in emis­sions by China, the planet’s big­gest CO2 emit­ter

6%

In­crease in CO2 emis­sions by In­dia

2.5 %

In­crease in CO2 emis­sions by the United States

55%

In­crease in emis­sions in CO2 emis­sions in the past 20 years

10

Big­gest car­bon emit­ters, in or­der, are: China, the US, the Euro­pean Union, In­dia, Rus­sia, Ja­pan, Ger­many, Iran, Saudi Ara­bia, South Korea and Canada

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