Bullshit claim stated as fact

A Stuff article claims:

The world – particularly the wealthiest and developed nations – has failed to take meaningful action on emissions. Since the release of the last Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report in 2014, there has been little progress in limiting global emissions. From 2010-2019, average yearly emissions were higher than ever before (producing 17 per cent of all cumulative carbon emissions since 1850).

Let’s look at the data and see if this so called fact stacks up. Here’s the top 10 carbon emitters in 2010, and what has happened since then to 2020:

  1. China 8616 to 10667 = +2,051
  2. US 5675 to 4712 = -962
  3. -28 3937 to 2928 = -1,009
  4. India 1677 to 2441 = +764
  5. Russia 1613 to 1577 = -35
  6. Japan 1214 to 1030 = -186
  7. South Korea 595 to 597 = +2
  8. Iran 569 to 745 = +176
  9. Canada 558 to 535 = -23
  10. Saudi Arabia 517 to 625 = +108

So this assertion stated as a fact is clearly wrong. In fact the US and have reduced their CO2 emissions by 2,000 or so while China and India have increased by 2,700 or so.

And this is why in media keeps declining.

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