Graphic presentations of the history of CO2 emissions worldwide

The following calculations and graphics are based on information on national CO2 emission levels worldwide published by BP[i]in June 2014 for the period from 1965 up until 2013. The data is well corroborated by previous similar datasets published by the CDIAC, Guardian [ii] and Google up until 2009 [iii]. These notes and figures provide a short commentary on that CO2 emissions history. The contrast between the developed and developing worlds is stark in terms of their history of CO2 emissions and the likely prognosis for their future CO2 output. Screen Shot 2014-06-22 at 12.20.39 Screen Shot 2014-06-29 at 16.23.31This presentation divides the world nations into seven logical groups with distinct attitudes to CO2 control: developed

  • United States of America, attempting CO2 emissions control under Obama’s EPA.
  • The European Union, (including the UK), currently believers in action to combat Global Warming.
  • Japan, the former Soviet Union, Canada and Australia are developed nations, rejecting controls on CO2 emissions.


  • South Korea, Iran, South Africa, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Indonesia and Taiwan: more advanced developing nations, still developing rapidly, (KR IR ZA MX SA BR ID TW).
  • China and Hong Kong: developing very rapidly.
  • India: developing rapidly from a low base.
  • Rest of World (~160 Nations): developing rapidly from a low base.

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Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 11.46.26 Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 11.46.47 Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 11.47.08 [i]



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