Below are other major countries, such as Germany, India, the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, and others. Review the full list below.
Climate change is one of the world’s greatest concerns, due to the catastrophic consequences it has already had and will continue to create living creatures and ecosystems if there is no change in the way countries pollute.
That’s why the United Nations Conference on Change, which this year is celebrated in Dubai, This meeting seeks to create agreements so that countries can move towards environmental protection and the use of renewable energy.
Taking these types of steps is important if we want to ensure that Planet Earth has not succumbed to the pollution that nations have been putting out for years and years. Although some countries generate more pollution than others,
In this sense, the Carbon Brief Center conducted a study to find out which countries are the most polluted in history, using carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions data between 1850, the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, and 2021.
After this analysis, the most polluted country since 1850 has been the United States, which emits more than 500,000 million tons of CO2 and is therefore responsible for 20% of the world’s pollution.
Behind the North American country is China, which produced more than 280,000 million tons of carbon dioxide, which is credited with a record 11.4% of total global CO2 emissions.
Among the Asian countries is Russia, which in total produced more than 170,000 million tons of CO2, which represents 6.9% of global emissions.
In fourth place among the most polluted countries is Brazil, which is the only South American country on the list. due to 110,000 million tons of CO2, which is 4.5% of the world’s production, in addition to high deforestation and land use for livestock and agriculture.
In fifth place is Indonesia, which accounts for 4.1% of global CO2 emissions because of the more than 100,000 million tons it generates.
Further down are other major countries such as Germany, India, the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, and others.