The first diagram shows the global CO2 Emissions from fossil fuels and cement production between 1990 and 2013 (the red dotted line). The trend is of cause outrageous and irresponsible towards future generations.
The other three lines in the diagram show the CO2 Emission trends of three country groups among 147 countries with full data in ClimatePositions, representing 97% of the global population. The three groups are divided by national income per capita in 2012:
The three groups of countries all contribute to the increase of emissions over the 23 year period, but the middle income group (the China-group) has accelerated catastrophically since 2002. Looking at the total emissions for the entire period, then the high income group is primarily responsible for the climate destruction, accounting for 69% of all emissions (see below).
If China instead were defined as high inkomst country, then this group of countries, representing 50% of the world’s population, was responsible for 96% of global CO2 Emissions from fossil fuels in 2012.
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