Carbon dioxide (Energy)


All humans emit carbon dioxide (CO2) and contribute to the climate crisis. But some humans emits much more than others.

Although the total CO2 emissions from China are almost as big as those from United States, the emissions from a single American are more than 6 times larger than those from a person in China.

In China today, almost 80% of the electricity is produced from coal, and that proportion is increasing. What China needs is an environmental-friendly way of producing electricity that is cheaper than coal.

Data used

CO2 emissions
in Gapminder World