Climate Change Quiz – 15 Questions

Question 14: What is the average carbon footprint per person in the world in 2011? (includes emissions from burning fossils fuels and making cement, excludes deforestation, forest fires and other land use changes)
1.7 metric tons
No, this is actually the carbon footprint of the average Indian! The correct answer for the global average is 4.9 metric tons, according to the World Bank. In comparison, the average American emits 17 tonnes, Australian – 16.5 tonnes, Canadian – 14.1 tonnes, South Korean – 11.8 tonnes, Japanese  – 9.3 tonnes, German – 8.9 tonnes, Malaysian – 7.9 tonnes, New Zealander – 7.1 tonnes, Chinese – 6.7 tonnes, Thai – 4.5 tonnes, Singaporean – 4.3 tonnes, Indonesia – 2.3 tonnes, Vietnamese – 2 tonnes, Indian – 1.7 tonnes, Filipino – 0.9 tonnes, Nigerian – 0.5 tonnes, Kenyan – 0.3 tonnes, Cambodian – 0.3 tonnes and Ugandan – 0.1 tonne.
4.9 metric tons
Yes, you’re correct! According to the World Bank, this is the global average. In comparison, the average American emits 17 tonnes, Australian – 16.5 tonnes, Canadian – 14.1 tonnes, South Korean – 11.8 tonnes, Japanese  – 9.3 tonnes, German – 8.9 tonnes, Malaysian – 7.9 tonnes, New Zealander – 7.1 tonnes, Chinese – 6.7 tonnes, Thai – 4.5 tonnes, Singaporean – 4.3 tonnes, Indonesia – 2.3 tonnes, Vietnamese – 2 tonnes, Indian – 1.7 tonnes, Filipino – 0.9 tonnes, Nigerian – 0.5 tonnes, Kenyan – 0.3 tonnes, Cambodian – 0.3 tonnes and Ugandan – 0.1 tonne.  
7.1 metric tons
No, this is actually the carbon footprint of the average Kiwi! The correct answer for the global average is 4.9 metric tons, according to the World Bank. In comparison, the average American emits 17 tonnes, Australian – 16.5 tonnes, Canadian – 14.1 tonnes, South Korean – 11.8 tonnes, Japanese  – 9.3 tonnes, German – 8.9 tonnes, Malaysian – 7.9 tonnes, New Zealander – 7.1 tonnes, Chinese – 6.7 tonnes, Thai – 4.5 tonnes, Singaporean – 4.3 tonnes, Indonesia – 2.3 tonnes, Vietnamese – 2 tonnes, Indian – 1.7 tonnes, Filipino – 0.9 tonnes, Nigerian – 0.5 tonnes, Kenyan – 0.3 tonnes, Cambodian – 0.3 tonnes and Ugandan – 0.1 tonne.
9.3 metric tons
No, this is actually the carbon footprint of the average Japanese! The correct answer for the global average is 4.9 metric tons, according to the World Bank. In comparison, the average American emits 17 tonnes, Australian – 16.5 tonnes, Canadian – 14.1 tonnes, South Korean – 11.8 tonnes, Japanese  – 9.3 tonnes, German – 8.9 tonnes, Malaysian – 7.9 tonnes, New Zealander – 7.1 tonnes, Chinese – 6.7 tonnes, Thai – 4.5 tonnes, Singaporean – 4.3 tonnes, Indonesia – 2.3 tonnes, Vietnamese – 2 tonnes, Indian – 1.7 tonnes, Filipino – 0.9 tonnes, Nigerian – 0.5 tonnes, Kenyan – 0.3 tonnes, Cambodian – 0.3 tonnes and Ugandan – 0.1 tonne.
17 metric tons
No, this is actually the carbon footprint of the average American! The correct answer for the global average is 4.9 metric tons, according to the World Bank.  In comparison, the average Australian emits 16.5 tonnes, Canadian – 14.1 tonnes, South Korean – 11.8 tonnes, Japanese  – 9.3 tonnes, German – 8.9 tonnes, Malaysian – 7.9 tonnes, New Zealander – 7.1 tonnes, Chinese – 6.7 tonnes, Thai – 4.5 tonnes, Singaporean – 4.3 tonnes, Indonesia – 2.3 tonnes, Vietnamese – 2 tonnes, Indian – 1.7 tonnes, Filipino – 0.9 tonnes, Nigerian – 0.5 tonnes, Kenyan – 0.3 tonnes, Cambodian – 0.3 tonnes and Ugandan – 0.1 tonne.

Add +1 to your score if you got it right!

next-button93