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Who are the world's biggest polluters?

1: China is the largest producer of emissions in the world, according to the latest ranking from risk management consultancy Maplecroft. China emits about 6,018 million tons of greenhouse gases per year. REUTERS/Jason Lee

1: China is the largest producer of emissions in the world, according to the latest ranking from risk management consultancy Maplecroft. China emits about 6,018 million tons of greenhouse gases per year. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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2: The United States is a close second with 5,903 tons of greenhouse gases released each year. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

2: The United States is a close second with 5,903 tons of greenhouse gases released each year. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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3: Russia produces about 1,704 tons per year. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

3: Russia produces about 1,704 tons per year. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

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4: India releases about 1,293 tons per year. REUTERS/Arko Datta

4: India releases about 1,293 tons per year. REUTERS/Arko Datta

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5: Japan produces 1,247 tons per year. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

5: Japan produces 1,247 tons per year. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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6: Germany produces about 858 tons of greenhouse gases per year. REUTERS/File

6: Germany produces about 858 tons of greenhouse gases per year. REUTERS/File

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7: Canada produces 614 tons per year. REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber

7: Canada produces 614 tons per year. REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber

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8: Britain produces 586 tons per year. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

8: Britain produces 586 tons per year. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

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9: South Korea produces 514 tons per year. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

9: South Korea produces 514 tons per year. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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10: Iran produces 471 tons of greenhouse gases per year. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

10: Iran produces 471 tons of greenhouse gases per year. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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