New global warming data shows which countries are most responsible

January 16, 2014 8:57 PM

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New global warming data shows which countries are most responsible

The scientific community around the world agrees: global warming is everyone's problem. But which countries have contributed to it the most? A new study from Concordia University in Montreal reveals the prime culprits - and it's not good news for Britain and the US.

The data looks at total carbon dioxide emissions and global average temperature increases from 1750 to 2005, taking into account fossil fuel combustion and land-use change, as well as methane, nitrous oxide and sulphate aerosol emissions.

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