Who’s to Blame for Climate Change?

A quick, animated look at at where emissions come from on our planet


This story first appeared on the Atlantic website and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Global warming is a global problem, but some nations get the lion’s share of the blame. Alexis Madrigal, The Atlantic‘s senior technology editor, takes a look at the damage in the short video above. Animated by Lindsey Testolin, this clip is part of a six-part video series in The User’s Guide to Energy special report. Don’t miss Kyle Thetford’s related look at the issue, “The Complexities of Climate Change.”

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