UK, US, China: how the world’s carbon ‘centre of gravity’ moved over 200 years

UK, US, China: how the world’s carbon ‘centre of gravity’ moved over 200 years

The geographic centre of the world’s carbon emissions used to sit atop the UK. Now it sits squarely over China

A new Guardian visualisation reveals how the “centre of gravity” of global emissions has moved over the past 200 years.

The analysis shows how the geographic centre of the world’s carbon emissions used to sit directly atop the UK before being pulled westwards by the US and back towards the east by the rise of China.

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