Six Portuguese young activists filed climate lawsuit against 33 European countries – How big are their CO2 emissions?

Grade level: 4 – 6th grades

Math Skills: Decimal numbers

Related environmental issues: Climate Change

Six Portuguese young activists filed climate lawsuit against 33 European countries, including Germany, France, the U.K., and Greece, claiming government climate inaction threatens their well-being.

The table below shows the top 5 countries in the world that emitted the largest CO2 in 2019. EU27 + UK emitted 6.47 tons of CO2 per person in 2019. 

How many countries in the table emitted more CO2 per person than EU27+UK? 


ANSWER: 4  (All five countries but India emitted more CO2per person than EU27+UK in 2019) 

Source: European Commission EDGAR (Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research), 2020. Fossil COemissions of all world countries, 2020 report.


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The objective of Factful Environmental Math Problems is to cultivate our young people’s skills to analyze and evaluate fact-based data for understanding our world, while improving their math skills and critical thinking skills.

With the rise of the Internet and new technology, building skills to analyze and evaluate fact-based data becomes increasingly important for our young people to prepare for this rapidly changing world. These skills minimize their chances of being brainwashed by false information and making uninformed decisions and ultimately help develop their critical thinking skills. (Read more)

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Published: March 26, 2020

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