Global greenhouse emissions increased 15 per cent over the decade 1992 to 2002, according to the World Bank. Although industrialised countries continue to be the worst offenders for climate change, China and India are also pushing up emissions.

Worldwide carbon dioxide emissions were 24 billion tonnes in 2002, the last year for which comprehensive data are available. That is an increase of 15 percent compared to the levels in 1992.

Of these, the US was responsible for 24 percent and  EU 10 percent. However, China increased its emissions by 33 percent between 1992 and 2002. India’s emissions grew 57 percent.


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