Each US resident is responsible for 5 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year

  • About 15 metric tonnes of CO2 pollutants are produced annually by each American resident. But per capita emissions are only a small portion of US levels in the eight nations where the bulk of population growth by the year 2050 will be concentrated.
  • In the Democratic Republic of Congo, each person produces just 30 kilograms of CO2 each year. Emissions are a consequence of consumption, not just population.


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