Talk:List of countries by carbon dioxide emissions per capita

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The chart needs fixing to make it more visible!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:46, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

Yes - this table has a big problem. You can't use it effectively as each country and its most recent data are not visible at the same time. Suggest that old data (older than 2000) be removed and that columns are made to appear such that most recent is left most column. I.E. reverse the year columns. As is now, the table is almost worthless. -- (talk) 18:44, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

If the older data is removed, it wouldn't be necessary to also reverse the columns, as they'd all be visible. A problem with removing all the older data is that it reduces the scope for comparing how a country's emissions have changed over time. Two possible alternative solutions are either to insert the countries again at the right hand side of the table, or to remove selective older years so that some temporal comparison into earlier times is retained (e.g. retain 1990 and 1995 from the 1990s, but remove the rest). PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 08:09, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Someone really should divide this chart into two and put it side by side, like they do in the HDI for different regions. Jewnited (talk) 03:35, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Conflicting Image[edit]

The image does not reflect the information provided. There is a more accurate image at ( (talk) 16:23, 10 July 2012 (UTC))

Yes, the image has multiple problems. First of all, with 2000 data, it's woefully out of date. China's per capita emissions have more than doubled since then. Also, it doesn't seem to differentiate between zero emissions and no data. If you compare Argentina and Brazil, it looks like Brazil has higher per capita emissions, but if you look at the table, you can see that in 2000 Argentina's per capita emissions were twice Brazil's. The image above looks better. I wonder if no image at all is better than the current one.Dansan99 (talk) 01:39, 17 January 2015 (UTC)


This page is largely pointless; List of countries by carbon dioxide emissions has a table that can be sorted by total or per-capita William M. Connolley (talk) 16:08, 17 October 2015 (UTC)

This list contains data for many more countries than the other one. The List of countries by carbon dioxide emissions only lists 20 countries. Bouchecl (talk) 05:16, 6 December 2015 (UTC)
Then merge them William M. Connolley (talk) 09:04, 6 December 2015 (UTC)


The lede says "All data were calculated by the US Department of Energy's Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC)", but no hardlink to the source material is provided. This page is more complete than this one, but it is useless if it can't be verified. Bouchecl (talk) 05:14, 6 December 2015 (UTC)


Apparently, there are countries with higher carbon emmissions than the entire world including themselves. Sea Captain Cormac 19:25, 17 December 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cormac Nocton (talkcontribs)