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December 15, 2013

Watts Up With That?

Man-made CO2 emissions 1965 -2012

Guest Essay by Ed Hoskins

The following calculations and graphics are based on information on worldwide national CO2 emission levels published by BP [i] in June 2013 for the period from 1965 up until 2012. The data is well corroborated by previous datasets published by the Guardian [ii] and Google up until 2009 [iii].

A logical grouping of nations with regard to attitudes to CO2 emissions control is used, as follows:

  • The European Union, (including the UK), believers in action to combat Global Warming.
  • United States of America.
  • Japan, the former Soviet Union, Canada and Australia are developed nations, ignoring Kyoto.
  • Korea, Iran, South Africa, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Indonesia and Taiwan: developing rapidly.
  • China and Hong Kong: developing very rapidly.
  • India: developing rapidly
  • Rest of World (~160 Nations): developing rapidly.
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In summary the CO2 emission and emissions per head position in 2012 was as…

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