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We teamed up with Kurzgesagt to make a video about climate change: ‘Who Is Responsible For Climate Change? – Who Needs To Fix It?’

In recent years, the team at Our World in Data have teamed up several times with the YouTube channel ‘Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell‘ to make videos on the global questions our work is focused on. One example was a video on Egoistic Altriusm (The selfish argument for making the world a better place), and very recently a video on the COVID-19 pandemic.

This time we worked with the Kurzgesagt team to produce a video on climate change: ‘Who is responsible for climate change? – Who needs to fix it?’.

Many different breakdowns of global emissions are used to allocate blame or responsibility for addressing climate change: per capita, annual, cumulative (historical) emissions. This video looks at the data from all perspectives.

All of the data and research presented in the video (and the data for all countries) you can find in our article and charts on CO2 and Greenhouse Gas Emissions.