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

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)

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# What trash was thrown away the most?

Skills:DECIMALS  (Comparison)

Related environmental issues: Recycle

Almost every activities we do in our lives leaves behind some type of trash. The United States threw away 4.51 pounds of trash per person every day in 2017. The table below shows how much each trash was thrown away per person a day in 2017.

Write <, >, or = in each square to compare a true statement about the two decimal numbers.

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