This figure shows the relationship between greenhouse gas emissions and GDP. Even when emissions targets point downward, they may not necessarily imply a significant departure from business as usual.
Note: this chart has been updated with 2005 data.
This chart shows how emissions from the major emitting countries contribute to the world total.
Worldwide emissions of CO2 have risen steeply since the start of the industrial revolution, with the largest increases coming after 1945.
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