Carbon Map: Who Has Been Emitting the Most?

Do you have any guesses?

If you guessed China and the United States, you guessed correctly. These two fossil fuel giants have emitted the most carbon into the atmosphere since 1850. They are followed by India, Russia and Japan. Visit Slate for more information and statistics.

US emissions
US emissions

The interactive map goes through the world emissions since 1850, and it’s pretty astounding to watch the changes. Most of this is because of coal and the huge industrial nature of the highest- emitting countries.

Click through to see the map:

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