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Global Carbon Footprint

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Global Carbon Footprint

The image of a footprint is composed of circles sized relative to the carbon emissions of each nation and color coded according to region.

In the final version of this information graphic there will be a second footprint of per capita emissions by nations. That will be a very different picture. The leader in per capita emissions is Gibraltar followed by the Virgin Islands. The U.S. drops down to number twelve and China falls way down the list due to its large population. It appears that countries that don't grow or produce much have the largest footprint because they have to import almost everything they need.

 

© Stanford Kay

Global Carbon Footprint