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Country
CO2 Emissions (tons of carbon dioxide)
2012 population

Emissions per Capita

China
8,782,000,000
1,359,750,000



United States
5,144,000,000
316,597,000


India
2,185,000,000
1,233,460,000

Russia

1,646,000,000
143,400,000


Japan
1,232,000,000
127,310,000

Germany
733,000,000
80,523,700

Iran
583,000,000
76,876,000

South Korea
576,000,000
50,219,669


Indonesia
535,000,000
237,641,326

Canada
528,000,000
35,141,542

Are total emissions or per-capita emissions a better gauge when comparing the CO2 emissions of various countries? Why?

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