According to the World Resources Institute, in 2000 (the most recent year available on their website) the United States emitted 19,042.50 metric tonnes of non-methane volatile organic compounds, which is enough to make the United States rank first in that category out of 217 ranked countries.
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
According to the World Resources Institute, in 2005 the United States emitted 175,413.8 metric tonnes (carbon dioxide equivalent) of flourinated gases, or 33.3% of the world’s total flourinated gas emissions. That was enough to make the United States rank first in that category.
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.
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.
According to the World Bank, Los Angeles has a particulate pollution amount of thirty four micrograms per cubic meter, which makes the United States tied for twenty fourth (with the Netherlands [Amsterdam] in terms of nations sorted by their cities with the highest particulate pollution levels. Egypt ranks first, with Cairo’s particulate pollution level at 169 micrograms/cubic meter.