According to a recent study by scientists at the Carbon Brief climate analytics website, Russia has contributed 6.9 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions since 1850, Moscow Times writes.
Russia is fourth in the world in terms of yearly carbon emissions, according to data from the Union of Concerned Scientists. However, when total emissions from the pre-Industrial period are included, Russia falls to third position, behind the United States and China, according to Carbon Brief.
According to Carbon Brief’s estimate, Russia has released about 170 billion tons of CO2 during the last 170 years.
Carbon Brief stated, “Historical culpability for …