Climate change: data show increasing emissions, soaring temperatures

Updated - October 30, 2019 04:06 pm IST

Published - September 24, 2019 07:27 pm IST

Photo for representation.

Photo for representation.

The UN’s climate change summit was held on Monday at a time greenhouse gas emissions and variations in global temperatures are at record highs.

At the event, teen activist Greta Thunberg made an impassioned speech about how national leaders have "stolen" her dreams. "How dare you", she said.

Meanwhile, national leaders took to the podium, but failed to announce concrete plans.

India is the third largest contributor to emissions after the U.S. and China. Meanwhile, a survey on attitudes to climate change shows that about 6% of U.S. respondents were in denial about climate change.

Big polluters

While India is among the top Carbon Dioxide (CO2 ) emitters (as of 2017), its share of emissions (2,467 MT) was lower compared to other big emitters like China and the U.S. China’s in particular has risen significantly in the last 30 years.

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