Greenhouse gas emissions

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Emissions per person for the highest emitting countries[1]

Greenhouse gas emissions from human actions help the greenhouse effect grow, causing climate change. Most is carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels: coal, oil, and natural gas. The largest makers of this include coal in China and large oil and gas companies. Human-caused emissions have increased atmospheric carbon dioxide by about 50%.

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  1. "Territorial (MtCO2)". Retrieved 30 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link) (choose "Chart view"; use download link)
    ● Data for 2020 is also presented in Popovich, Nadja; Plumer, Brad (November 12, 2021). "Who Has The Most Historical Responsibility for Climate Change?". The New York Times. Archived from the original on December 29, 2021.
    ● Source for country populations: "List of the populations of the world's countries, dependencies, and territories". Encyclopedia Britannica.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)