Report: China has Caused More Pollution in the Last 8 Years than Britain has in the Last 220
Between 1750 and 2020, Britain produced 78 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions, while China produced 80 billion tonnes between 2013 and 2020.
China is responsible for 14% of all emissions throughout history, making it the world's second largest polluter, whereas the United States ranks first with 25% of all emissions. In contrast, the UK has only contributed 4.6% of all emissions and comes in fifth place in the world.
According to The Telegraph, China has caused more pollution since 2013 than Britain has since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
It comes at a time when former Labour leader Ed Miliband has recommended that Britain should pay to help developing countries recover for "loss and damage" from climate change.
In an interview with the BBC, he said: “I don't see it as about reparations, and, actually, when you talk to lots of campaigners, they don't either.
“This is about the issue also called loss and damage. This is the fact that poorer countries are facing the massive effects of climate change. We see it all around the world.”
However, Mr Miliband denied that China should be a recipient of such payments.
He said: “It's not about China, no, it's not about China. I don't think China is necessarily asking for money”