Map Global Carbon Polluters: DNews Nugget
Map Global Carbon Polluters:
Despite the good news that the U.S. has cut carbon pollution to 1992 levels with more use of fracking than coal production, the country continues to be the world's second largest emitter of carbon pollution after China. A global map of polluters around the world at NPR.org shows that right now, 10 countries are responsible for 80 percent of the world's carbon dioxide emissions. The amount of carbon dioxide the U.S. emits per year, around 5.8 million metric tons, is equivalent to a year's worth of greenhouse gas emissions from 1.1 billion average passenger vehicles.