The West produces double the CO2 of China per capita

A fact’s a fact …

The West per capita produces double the CO2 of China

  • Each Chinese citizen produces 6.86 tonnes of CO2 per year.
  • Each citizen in the Western industrialized countries produces 12.1 tonnes per year on average.
  • Canada, USA, & Australia are the worst at 15.59 t; 16.16 t; 16.88 t each

** The West includes: USA, European Union, Non-EU Europe, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea, Canada, and Australia.

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The West’s high consumption life style, which has involved relocating carbon intensive manufacturing to the developing world or ‘Global South in recent decades, is the prime driver of climate change
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Article was originally posted in China Environment News Facebook page 13 May 2021.