China’s population is significantly larger than that of the United States. Now, you might think, based on this, that it would emit substantially more carbon dioxide than the U.S., but does it? Well, even though China has 1,338,410,002 inhabitants compared to our 309,636,137 inhabitants, it only emits about 400,00 more tonnes of CO2 than the U.S., as the below infographic supplied by Fly.co.uk demonstrates. Americans are quite the consumption hogs, aren’t they.
The infographic below puts many carbon dioxide emission horrors on full display. Did you know, for instance, that Westminister & the Bank of England consume enough energy to pump out 21,356 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. That’s the same amount of carbon dioxide that would be emitted if a car could drive to the moon and back 188 times (90 million miles). Now, here’s a stat you probably won’t believe. If everyone in the United States became a vegetarian for seven days, we would save about 700 megatons of, which is the equivalent to taking all the cars off the road in the U.S. So, put down that hamburger! We’ve got 700 megatons of greenhouse gas to eliminate.