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Sad: More than half of all carbon pollution is emitted by only 5 countries

Sad: More than half of all carbon pollution is emitted by only 5 countries

More than half of all carbon pollution released into the atmosphere comes from five countries, according to a national ranking of greenhouse gas emissions released Thursday. WorldShares lets you earn donations for your favorite nonprofit. Earn up to 20 points now. Learn More Earn Points What's this? Comments Email Twitter Stumble Digg Share The first 10 countries on the list, made available during UN climate talks in Durban , South Africa , account for two-thirds of global emissions, said the report, compiled by British-based firm Maplecroft, specialists in risk analysis. China , the United States , India , Russia and Japan top the ranking, with Brazil , Germany , Canada , Mexico and Iran just behind. Three of the top six nations are energy-hungry emerging giants developing their economies at breakneck speed. China, which eclipsed the United States several years ago to hea...

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