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China’s Emissions Now Exceed All the Developed World’s Combined

  • China spewed 27% of global greenhouse gases in 2019: Rhodium
  • OECD’s cumulative emissions since 1750 far outweigh China’s

China now accounts for more greenhouse gas emissions than all of the world’s developed nations combined, according to new research from Rhodium Group.

China’s emissions of six heat-trapping gases, including carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide, rose to 14.09 billion tons of CO2 equivalent in 2019, edging out the total of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development members by about 30 million tons, according to the New York-based climate research group.