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Glad to see North Korea doing their part.
Source: European Comission's Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research(EDGAR)
Tools: R and QGIS
I already posted this about one hour ago, but there was an anoying error in the legend, so here's a repost.
Here's a map of CO2 emissions per capita change by country between 1990–2016. I measured the change in absolute units (metric tons) since a relative change (%) would distort the overall picture of developing countries with very low emission levels at the base year. Also, absolute levels of CO2 emissions are more relevant concerning climate change.
FWIW, according to EDGAR excluded emissions are: "short-cycle biomass burning (such as agricultural waste burning), large-scale biomass burning (such as forest fires) and carbon emissions/removals of land-use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF)". On a similar note, it's worth noting that CO2 is only one form of greenhouse gas.
The largest decrease in CO2 emissions has been recorded in Luxembourg (-12.9), Ukraine (-10.0) and Bahrain (-9.0). Similarily the largest increase has been observed in Trinidad and Tobago (+15.3), Oman (+11.6) and Kuwait (+9.7). It's also worth mentioning that China has seen an increase of 5.5 tonnes per capita.
The major decrease in the emissions of CO2 after 1990 in russia and east europe is largely linked to the fall of the URSS. Very clear when watching the year to year evolution of all the major green house gases from 1970 to 2012 (http://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/overview.php?v=432_GHG&SECURE=123)
Those emissions could be normalized by the population or by the GDP.
NB : Those are estimations by country, see the methodological construction of the EDGAR inventiry, very interesting.
I don't understand why they simply don't outlaw polluting cars all over the world the same way the U.S. did. Why is that such a big deal? MAKE IT ILLEGAL ALL OVER and charge people big fines for not buying new cars or upgrading the pollution control equipment on their existing car. FORCE THEM to do it. Don't allow it to be a choice. We have WAY too many freedoms to fuck up this planet. Those freedoms need to be taken away the way they do in Communist countries. If the gov't makes it law, then you HAVE TO DO IT. Not an options. Then have police out enforcing it daily. Eventually all of the cars on the planet will have low pollution.
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