The Countries That Have Contributed Most to Global Warming
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The Street

By Samanda Dorger When you add up the total CO2 emissions since the 1700s, where have most of them come from? Before 1750, carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel combustion were negligible. The world’s first industrialized nation, the United Kingdom, became the world’s first CO2 emitter in the mid-1700s, when industrialization began. Since then, cumulative CO2 emissions in the world total more than 1.5 trillion metric tons, 3,600 times more than in 1751, according to Our World in Data, and enough to significantly warm the planet. Of that, the U.K. has emitted 78.16 billion metric tons, abou…

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