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Grade 7 Climate Change: Emissions and country information

How to use this page

Your hard date on CO2 emissions will come from General information on your country and its economy can come from the databases. If you cannot find the most information you need from these sources, you need to work more slowly or pick another country. Researchers and scientists do not use Google to get statistics, so neither should you.


Gapminder Tools (data up until 2017)

Climate Trace (data up from 2015)


The Observatory of Economic Complexity

Provides the imports and exports and gives the percentage of GDP that comes from them.

Country information

Key Dates

United Kingdom: 1760-1820 (Industrial Revolution begins)

World War One: 1914-1918

Great Depression: 1929-1939 (long and severe global economic slowdown)

World War Two: 1939-1945

China: 1958 - early 1960 (Great Leap Forward: campaign by Chinese communists to organize large-scale rural communes, to meet China’s industrial and agricultural problems. )

Arab Oil Embargo: 1973 (major oil-producing countries stopped making shipments)

Iran Oil Crisis: 1979 (drop in exports from Iran due to the Iranian Revolution)

Global recession: 1980-1982 (global economic slowdown)

Global recession: 2008 (global economic slowdown)

Global Pandemic: 2021