A report released last week has found that China’s greenhouse gas emissions were higher than the entirety of the rest of the developed world–combined.
China’s CO2 Emissions Out of Control?
A report published and released last week by the Rhodium Group–a top independent research organization specializing in matters involving China, energy, and climate–brought startling confirmation about the levels of CO2 emissions from the Asian nation.
The report contained a final analysis on data from 2019 concerning the amount of greenhouse gas emissions released that year by China, the Daily Wire revealed. The end result was that China is pumping more carbon emissions into the atmosphere than the remaining entirety of the developed world.
In order to combat climate change, nations around the world will need to show China how to stop smoking stacks from factories from pouring tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere–and convince them to take action.
China’s Emissions More Than Tripled in Past Three Decades
“Using our newly updated global emissions data through 2019, we estimate that in 2019, for the first time since national greenhouse gas emissions have been measured, China’s annual emissions exceeded those of all developed countries combined,” according to the Rhodium Group’s report.
“China’s emissions were less than a quarter of developed country emissions in 1990, but over the past three decades have more than tripled, reaching over 14 gigatons of CO2-equivalent in 2019.”
How the World’s Top Greenhouse Gas Emitters Compare
Last week, the Rhodium Group tweeted: “In 2019, for the first time, China’s annual emissions exceeded those of all developed countries combined. China’s emissions were less than a quarter of developed country emissions in 1990, but over the past 3 decades have more than tripled, reaching over 14 gigatons of CO2e. 2/5.”
“Based on our newly updated estimates for 2019, global emissions reached 52 gigatons of CO2e in 2019, an 11.4% increase over the past decade. China alone contributed 27% of total global emissions, and the US—the 2nd highest emitter—contributed 11%. 1/5,” the Rhodium Group continued.
The post also included a chart showing the major industrialized nations with the world’s highest amounts of CO2e emissions and the 2019 net percentage of the world’s carbon footprint from each.
- China: 27%.
- United States: 11%.
- India: 6.6%.
- EU-27: 6.4%.
- Indonesia: 3.4%.
- Russia: 3.1%.
- Brazil: 2.8%.
- Japan: 2.2%.