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Inequality and development - emissions from high income nations dwarf those of poor countries
The unequal contributions made across the globe to climate change are revealed in this Guardian article.
The article provides a stark observation: "each Briton produces 200 times the climate emissions of the average Congolese person, with people in the US producing 585 times as much."
As a result, the Centre for Global Development suggests that the attitude of the West to climate change negotiations at COP26 was hypocritical. And there's a fantastic graphic showing the day in January when the emissions of the average Briton match those of a number of developing economies.
"By the end of January, the carbon emitted by someone living in the UK will surpass the annual emissions of citizens of 30 low- and middle-income countries"