Climate Contributions as a percentage of GDP for the top ten CO2 Emitters

Climate Contributions as a percentage of GDP for the top ten CO2 Emitters

The top ten CO2 Emitters were responsible for 67% of the global CO2 Emissions in 2006-2010. Adjusting the national Contributions (climate debt) for the size of the GDP(ppp-$) is essential. Allowing the wealthy United States get away with paying the same dollar price of a ton of CO2 (carbon dioxide) exceeded as China is of course absurd. The countries’ climate change performances are measured indirectly as the Contributions’ percentage of the national GDP(ppp-$).

Below are the ten countries’ Climate Contributions (debt) in 2010 ranked as annual percentage of GDP(ppp-$) since 2000 (the starting year for ClimaterPositions). The second column is the total national Contribution per capita in 2010. The third and fourth columns are the corresponding figures in 2005 to comparison.

  2010 2010 2005 2005
           
1. Canada 0.91% $3,429 0.59% $1,094
2. United States 0.84% $3,877 0.54% $1,241
3. South Korea  0.75% $1,904 0.46% $546
4. Russia  0.44% $630 0.21% $113
5. Japan  0.43% $1,429 0.27% $454
6. Iran  0.41% $420 0.21% $99
7. Germany  0.31% $1,065 0.16% $275
8. China  0.28% $139 0.10% $19
9. United Kingdom  0.25% $870 0.13% $237
10. India  0.00% $0 0.00% $0
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Drawing by Claus Andersen, 2013.

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