Edition:
United States
Pictures | Fri Jun 2, 2017 | 1:15pm EDT

Who are the world's biggest polluters?

1: China is the largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world, according to the most recent data from the Global Carbon Project. China emits about 10,357 million metric tons per year.   
 

REUTERS/Jason Lee

1: China is the largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world, according to the most recent data from the Global Carbon Project. China emits about 10,357 million metric tons per year. REUTERS/Jason Lee

1: China is the largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world, according to the most recent data from the Global Carbon Project. China emits about 10,357 million metric tons per year. REUTERS/Jason Lee
Close
1 / 10
2: The United States is second, with about 5,414 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year.  
   



REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

2: The United States is second, with about 5,414 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

2: The United States is second, with about 5,414 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Close
2 / 10
3: India emits about 2,274 million metric tons per year. 
  


REUTERS/Arko Datta

3: India emits about 2,274 million metric tons per year. REUTERS/Arko Datta

3: India emits about 2,274 million metric tons per year. REUTERS/Arko Datta
Close
3 / 10
4: The Russian Federation emits about 1,617 million metric tons per year. 
 


REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

4: The Russian Federation emits about 1,617 million metric tons per year. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

4: The Russian Federation emits about 1,617 million metric tons per year. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
Close
4 / 10
5: Japan emits about 1,237 million metric tons per year. 



REUTERS/Toru Hanai

5: Japan emits about 1,237 million metric tons per year. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

5: Japan emits about 1,237 million metric tons per year. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Close
5 / 10
6: Germany emits about 798 million metric tons per year. 


REUTERS/File

6: Germany emits about 798 million metric tons per year. REUTERS/File

6: Germany emits about 798 million metric tons per year. REUTERS/File
Close
6 / 10
7: Iran emits about 648 million metric tons per year. 


REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

7: Iran emits about 648 million metric tons per year. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

7: Iran emits about 648 million metric tons per year. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl
Close
7 / 10
8: Saudi Arabia emits about 601 million metric tons per year. 


REUTERS/ Ali Jarekji

8: Saudi Arabia emits about 601 million metric tons per year. REUTERS/ Ali Jarekji

8: Saudi Arabia emits about 601 million metric tons per year. REUTERS/ Ali Jarekji
Close
8 / 10
9: South Korea emits about 592 million metric tons per year. 



REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

9: South Korea emits about 592 million metric tons per year. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

9: South Korea emits about 592 million metric tons per year. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak
Close
9 / 10
10: Canada emits about 557 million metric tons per year. 

Source: <a href='http://bit.ly/2fNItbR' target='_blank'>http://bit.ly/2fNItbR</a>


REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber

10: Canada emits about 557 million metric tons per year. Source: http://bit.ly/2fNItbR REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber

10: Canada emits about 557 million metric tons per year. Source: http://bit.ly/2fNItbR REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber
Close
10 / 10

Next Slideshows

Israel's Burning Man

Revellers take part in Midburn, the Israeli version of Nevada's Burning Man festival.

Jun 01 2017

The Supreme Court Nine

Newly appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch joins the other eight Supreme Court members for a portrait session.

Jun 01 2017

Australia's odd-shaped rural mailboxes

A variety of odd-shaped mailboxes, including old washing machines, refrigerators, car engines, beer kegs and a microwave, found along roads in rural areas of...

Jun 01 2017

Who will be America's next top speller?

Top spellers at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

May 31 2017

MORE IN PICTURES

Notable deaths in 2018

Notable deaths in 2018

Newsmakers and celebrities who have died this year.

North Korea's nuclear ambitions

North Korea's nuclear ambitions

A look at North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, as North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile tests effective immediately and abolish a nuclear test site.

The blue forest

The blue forest

Wild bluebells form a carpet of blue in the Hallerbos, also known as the 'Blue Forest', near the Belgian city of Halle.

Fields of flowers

Fields of flowers

With 7 million bulbs in bloom this spring, and a total of 800 varieties of tulips, this Dutch flower garden is one of the largest in the world.

National student walkout

National student walkout

Thousands of students walk out of classes across the United States, marking the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School with a show of unity aimed at pressuring politicians to enact tighter gun restrictions.

Returning to Marawi after Islamic State

Returning to Marawi after Islamic State

Residents return to their homes for the first time since the battle between government troops and Islamic State militants began in May 2017, at the Islamic city of Marawi, Philippines.

Vote for Our Lives

Vote for Our Lives

Colorado gun control activists rally near Columbine High School one day before the 19th anniversary of the massacre there and a planned nationwide student walkout.

Castro era ends in Cuba

Castro era ends in Cuba

A look back at the reign of brothers Fidel and Raul Castro, as Miguel Diaz-Canel is sworn in as the communist island's first non-Castro leader since the 1959 revolution.

Animal E.R.

Animal E.R.

Critters big and small pay a visit to the vet.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast