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Despite weakness in OECD economies, CO2 emissions reach record levels

Weakness in OECD Economies Doesn’t Stop Global CO2 Emissions from Reaching Record-High

Global CO2 emissions reached another record high in 2011, driven by growing use of fossil fuels in rapidly industrializing countries such as China and India. The US still tops the world by far in terms of per capita CO2 emissions, though China and India combined now account for as much as the entire OECD roster of industrialized member countries.