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Here's how CO2 emissions have changed since 1900

CO₂ emissions are now approaching pre-pandemic levels.

CO₂ emissions are now approaching pre-pandemic levels. Image: Unsplash/Marcin Jozwiak

Bruno Venditti
Writer, Visual Capitalist
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Global lockdowns led to the biggest decrease in CO₂ emissions ever seen.
Global lockdowns led to the biggest decrease in CO₂ emissions ever seen. Image: Visual Capitalist.

A graph showing cumulative carbon dioxide emissions from 1750-2020.
The world currently emits over 34 billion tonnes of CO₂ each year. Image: Visual Capitalist.

A table ranking countries by carbon emissions in 2020.
Australia ranks the lowest at number 15 with 392 million of metric tonnes of carbon emissions. Image: Visual Capitalist.


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