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The United States was the second top emitter by fossil fuels CO2 in 2009 5,420 mt (17.8% world
total), and the second top of all greenhouse gas emissions including construction and
deforestation in 2005 US: 6,930 mt (15.7% of world total). In the cumulative emissions between
1850 and 2007 US was top country 28.8% of the world total.

Until recently the United States for the country as a whole was the largest emitter of carbon
dioxide but as of 2006 China has become the largest emitter. However per capita emission
figures of China are still about one quarter of those of the US population.
On a per capita basis
the U.S. is ranked the seventh highest emitter of greenhouse gases and fourteenth when land use
changes are taken into account.
According to data from the US Energy Information Administration the top emitters by fossil
fuels CO2 in 2009 were: China: 7,710 million tonnes (mt) (25.4%), US: 5,420 mt (17.8%), India:
5.3%, Russia: 5.2% and Japan: 3.6%.

In the cumulative emissions between 1850 and 2007 the top emitors were: 1. US 28.8%, 2.
China: 9.0%, 3. Russia: 8.0%, 4. Germany 6.9%, 5. UK 5.8%, 6. Japan: 3.9 %, 7. France: 2.8%,
8. India 2.4%, 9. Canada: 2.2% and 10. Ukraine 2.2%.

The Environmental Protection Agency's Personal Emissions Calculator
is a tool for measuring
the impact that individual choices (often money saving) can have.
Although no extreme weather event can be solely and directly attributed to increasing global
warming, the impacts are associate with the increased likelihood of some events such as heat

According to Stern report with warming of 3 or 4C there will be serious risks and increasing
pressures for coastal protection in New York.

In 2009 climate change was underway in the United States and was projected to grow. Ocean
levels rise on the coast.

Crop and livestock production will be increasingly challenged. Threats to human health will

The United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) website provides information on
climate change: EPA Climate Change. Climate change is a problem that is affecting people and
the environment. Human-induced climate change has, e.g., the potential to alter the prevalence
and severity of extreme weathers such as heat waves, cold waves, storms, floods and droughts.

A report released in March 2012 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
confirmed that a strong body of evidence links global warming to an increase in heat waves, a
rise in episodes of heavy rainfall and other precipitation, and more frequent coastal flooding