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The Top Carbon Dioxide Emitters

Below are the top carbon dioxide emitters in 2011.

Rank Country CO2
1. China 9,700,000
2. United States 5,420,000
3. India 1,970,000
4. Russia 1,830,000
5. Japan 1,240,000
6. Germany 810,000
7. South Korea 610,000
8. Canada 560,000

NOTE: 2012 total CO2 emissions from fossil-fuel burning, cement production, and gas flaring. Emissions are expressed in thousand metric tons of carbon.
Source: EDGAR (European Commission and Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency).

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