We look at which 10 countries have the most CO2 emissions. Figure are preliminary 2010 numbers from the U.S. government’s Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center.

 
#10 – Saudia Arabia
Estimated CO2 Emissions in 2010 (in thousands of metric tonnes): 493,726

#9 – Canada
Estimated CO2 Emissions in 2010 (in thousands of metric tonnes): 518,475

Canada

#8 – Korea
Estimated CO2 Emissions in 2010 (in thousands of metric tonnes): 563,126

#7 – Iran
Estimated CO2 Emissions in 2010 (in thousands of metric tonnes): 574,667

#6 – Germany
Estimated CO2 Emissions in 2010 (in thousands of metric tonnes): 762,543

#5 – Japan
Estimated CO2 Emissions in 2010 (in thousands of metric tonnes): 1,138,432

#4 – Russia
Estimated CO2 Emissions in 2010 (in thousands of metric tonnes): 1,688,688

#3 – India
Estimated CO2 Emissions in 2010 (in thousands of metric tonnes): 2,069,738

#2 – USA
Estimated CO2 Emissions in 2010 (in thousands of metric tonnes): 5,492,170

#1 – China
Estimated CO2 Emissions in 2010 (in thousands of metric tonnes): 8,240,958

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