China has emitted more carbon dioxide over the past eight years than the UK has since the start of the Industrial Revolution, figures have shown.

Between 1750 and 2020, the UK emitted 78 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, compared with China’s emissions of 80 billion tonnes since 2013.

The UK has FOOLISHLY indicated it is open to paying “climate change reparations” to climate vulnerable countries and will discuss the issue at the ongoing Cop27 summit.

However, China is unlikely to be party to an arrangement because it still considers itself a developing country.

This is despite China having emitted 14 per cent of all emissions throughout history, surpassed only by the United States, which has emitted 25 per cent of all emissions.

The UK, in comparison, has emitted just 4.6 per cent of all historic emissions – the fifth highest in the world. Around 80 per cent of these occurred before 1990.

Today, the UK emits less than one per cent of all global emissions each year and, once adjusting for population, ranks 68th in global per capita emissions.

China, on the other hand, is responsible for 30 per cent of all global emissions each year, ranking 42nd in per capita emissions.

via climate science

November 8, 2022 at 08:15AM

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