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The U.S. ranks 2nd in CO2 emissions from consumption of energy

According to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, in 2009 the United States emitted 5,424.53 million metric tons of Carbon Dioxide from the consumption of energy, which is enough to make the United States rank second in that category. China ranks first, emitting 7706.83 million metric tons of Carbon Dioxide.

Prepared by Dan Witkowski

The U.S. ranks 24th in carbon intensity

30 September 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank’s 2010 World Development Report, in 2005 the United States produced .047 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide for every $1000 of GDP. That was enough to make the United States tied for twenty-fourth with India out of sixty-five countries ranked in that category. Uzbekistan ranked first at 2.10 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide for every $1000 of GDP.

The U.S. ranks 7th in per capita CO2

21 August 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Resources Institute, in 2003 the United States emitted 19.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide per person, which made the United States rank seventh in that category. Qatar ranked first, emitting 44.4 tonnes per person.

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The U.S. ranks 2nd in carbon dioxide emissions

27 January 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, by 2006 China overtook the United States for the top spot in carbon dioxide emissions. The United States now ranks second in that category.

The U.S. ranks 1st in carbon dioxide emissions

27 January 2009 2 comments

According to the World Resources Institute, five countries (the United States, China, Russia, Japan, and India) contribute more than fifty percent of the world’s total carbon dioxide emissions. The United States ranks first, contributing 22% of the total.

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Note: see updated information regarding this ranking here.