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Highly unequal carbon footprints

Greenhouse gas emissions can be traced to the behaviour of individuals. Now, research quantifies carbon footprints worldwide, showing that the richest ten per cent are responsible for nearly half of all emissions.

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Sager, L. Highly unequal carbon footprints. Nat Sustain 5, 912–913 (2022).

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