Jan 17, 2014 4:21PM ET / Global
John Metcalfe, The Atlantic Cities
Here’s an item to help governments point fingers at the next climate-change conference: a map of the world’s countries, scaled to highlight those disproportionately responsible for generating greenhouse gases.
The research team that made it at Montreal’s Concordia University deem it a map of “global warming’s biggest offenders.” The bulgy-looking cartography is showing the ratio of each nation’s geographic area to its historic climate-warming contribution. Countries with large amounts of emissions relative to size are bloated and colored orange or (worse) red, and those with less of an impact on the feverish atmosphere are shrunken and green.