A map below displays which nations contribute more CO2 than they contribute to the global population.
Common discussions of emissions decreases in countries with smaller populations sometimes bring up the fact that smaller countries contribute very little to global emissions compared to giants like China or India. But it is important to understand that some of these small nations pollute much more disproportionately than the big polluters. For example, Canada population is equal to 0.49% of the total world population. Canada’s CO2 emissions currently represent about 1.6 % of the global total.
The map makes it easy to understand that some countries are taking more than their fair share from the planet.