Global CO2 emissions from 1751 to 2012* (in million metric tons)

 Emissions in million metric tons
1751 11
1781 18
1811 40
1841 125
1871 572
1901 2,024
1931 3,447
1961 9,461
1991 22,856
2001 25,409
2011** 34,730
2012** 35,425
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The statistic represents the global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil-fuel burning, cement manufacture, and gas flaring between 1751 and 2012. Globally, about 25.4 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide were emitted in 2001. Over the past decade, carbon dioxide emissions increased by around 8.7 billion metric tons.

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