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These 6 Countries Are Responsible For 60% Of CO2 Emissions

These 6 Countries Are Responsible For 60% Of CO2 Emissions
European Commission Six countries produce nearly 60 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions. China and the United States combine for more than two-fifths. The planet's future will be shaped by what these top carbon polluters do about the heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming. How they rank, what they're doing: China Photos/Getty ImagesChina accounts for about 30 percent of global CO2 emissions. It emits nearly twice the amount of greenhouse gases as the United States, which it surpassed in 2006 as the top emitter of carbon dioxide. That changed when Beijing announced last month in a deal with Washington that it would stem greenhouse gas emission growth by 2030. 2013 CO2 emissions: 11 billion tons 2013 Population: 1.36 billion It has never entered into a binding treaty to curb greenhouse gases. Carbon emissions are up, though, as the U.S. rebounds from recession. 2013 CO2 emissions: 5.8 billion tons 2013 Population: 316 million The U.S. 2013 CO2 emissions: 2.6 billion tons

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