Gallery: Global CO2 Levels Reach Record High at 34 Billion Tons Last Ye...


According to a report by the international Renewable Energy Industry Institute based in Germany, the total levels of global greenhouse gas emissions reached a record high last year at 34 billion tons. China led the pack with 8.9 billion tons, outpacing the United States at 6 billion tons. Nations around the world have pumped 800 million more tons of CO2 into the atmosphere than in 2010 and show no signs of slowing.

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