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MAP: The most toxic country in the world

Via The Eco Experts: “Climate change is one of the greatest threats we face, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warning that continued emissions of greenhouse gases at their current level could cause a disastrous and irreversible impact on the planet. The effects of climate change are already clear: 2016 has officially been named the hottest year on record with temperatures having not been this warm for 115,000 years, while in the Antarctic this warm weather has caused a huge crack to appear in the Larsen C ice shelf. If this iceberg – a quarter of the size of Wales – breaks away, there are worries that it will cause sea levels to rise by 4 inches. It is now more important than ever that countries worldwide launch serious initiatives to tackle climate change in order to save Earth from catastrophic consequences. The map below reveals the most toxic countries in the world, and highlights those that need to do the most to limit their impact upon the environment and human health. Data for this research was obtained from the International Energy Agency and World Health Organization. Each country’s performance was ranked on five factors:

  1. Energy consumption, per capita
  2. Carbon dioxide emissions from fuel combustion, per capita
  3. Air pollution
  4. Deaths attributable to air pollution, per 100,00 capita
  5. Renewable energy production

The ranks for each country were then averaged to give an overall impression of a country’s toxicity…”

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