As Hans showed in the film Don’t Panic, the richest billion people emits the double amount of CO2, compared to the second richest.
The richest countries don’t like this fact, because it shows who must start cutting CO2 most urgently!
It’s us. It’s not them!
U.S. and other high income countries, instead like to compare total emission, which makes the Chinese and the other large middle income countries, seem more guilty.