Talk:List of countries by carbon dioxide emissions

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What is that first chart referring too- world CO2 emissions are 35 gt/year????!##$% They are maybe 10.5gt/year now, AFAIK. Ahhh, that's CARBON (C) emissions vs CO2 emissions (mol. weight 12 vs 44= 3.6x more)- I was always using the first for a decade. first time I noticed actual CO2 weights used, which is probably better, but perhaps there must be a footnote accentuating the difference

omitting the per capita factor makes this an extremely misleading article, in favour of the worst world polluters and nature destroyers, ie USA, CANADA and AUSTRALIA. this article is bad and also biased. mad , Greece — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:28, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

It would be helpful if you would avoid political invective in your post. However, looking just at information content, you are right that the per-capita number would be a useful good addition. Geoffrey.landis (talk) 15:46, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
Done. As you can see there are a several worse "vandals" than those you, in your bias, chose to highlight. -Oosh (talk) 03:39, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

The list is sorted in the wrong order[edit]

The list of countries is currently sorted in alphabetical order instead of listing the countries by total emissions. Is it possible to fix this? Jarble (talk) 04:52, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

It's a sortable list, just use the up/down arrows in the header, the default sort order is a product of the source data and largely immaterial. -Oosh (talk) 07:06, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

There are a large group of entities listed that are not countries. I understand EU, and continent listings, but there are other numbers which are cluttering the top of the rankings.

Sorting countries by "carbon emission" or by "carbon emission per capita" is not correct. More population would decrease carbon emission capita for any given country. Certainly the solution for this greenhouse gas is not rooted in increasing the population of a country. Countries should be normalized based on land mass. A larger country has a larger CO2 sink (i.e plants and ocean). If you are putting out a large amount of CO2 without the sink....then you are polluting. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:10, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Maybe I'm missing something, but the first and third numerically sortable columns appear to sort in "alphabetical" order, so that any number no matter how large or small whose left-most digit is a "1" is "higher" than any number no matter how large or small whose leftmost digit is a "2" etc. In other words, the sortability of these numerical columns is completely useless. (Actually, all three columns do this, but it's less noticeable in the middle column.) Agent Cooper (talk) 17:46, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

per capita data[edit]

We have a separate article call List of countries by carbon dioxide emissions per capita. So isn't it a bit strange to also have per capita data here? --Raminagrobis fr (talk) 19:03, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

The horse race. --chart needed[edit]

It would be helpful to see the data in a 2 dimentional chart.

The primary axis would be percapita carbon output.

The secondary axis can be: Most prevalent usage like home heatong and air conditioning. Or percent of total carbon emission (this can help encurrage large countries)

This one is prety good Chart of emissions, population and wealth Perhaps a similar chart could show "percapita usage" and gdp without the log graph..


— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:41, 23 June 2015 (UTC) 

Incomplete article[edit]

The list of countries is super incomplete! (source 2014).-- (talk) 04:46, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

Inaccurate/Misleading Chart[edit]

So why is it that the charts group all of the European nations together into a "European Union" category, but then declares Deutschland and Frankreich to be separate nations not a part of the European Union CO2 count? Since the European Union is merely a trade block and not an actual sovereign nation, it would be both prudent and accurate to list the 28 various nation-states' individual CO2 emissions separately on the chart. This would also clear up some misinformation considering that we haven't grouped all of the African, Asian, South American, or North American nations into their respective trade blocks when tallying their numbers as well, which makes these nations appear to pollute less although some of them have less efficient and more environmentally destructive industries in comparison to European nations. It's just plain wrong. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:37, 6 September 2016 (UTC)