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Rose Griffiths
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What do the countries with the highest emissions per capita have in common?
– They’re mainly all developed countries
– They’re mainly all in the northern hemisphere
What do countries with the lowest emissions per capita have in common?
– They’re all poorer/undeveloped countries
– A significant number of countries are based in Africa

Which regions are historically responsible for emitting greenhouse gases?
– North America
– Europe
– China
– Russia
– Japan
Why is this relevant?
All these countries are developed and have been industrialised, historically they have emitted a lot of greenhouses gases into the atmosphere, however this may begin to subside as technology advances.

Which world regions are most vulnerable to climate change?
– Asia
– Africa
Which world regions are least vulnerable to climate change?
– Europe
– Americas
– Russia

Conclusion: The countries that emit the least greenhouse gases and cause least damage to the atmosphere are the ones that face the worst consequences from human-induced climate change.