Belching CO2.

The 10 countries that emit the most CO2 from energy production discharged a record 24.5 billion metric tons of CO2 in 2023, 582 million tons more than 2022's total, Reuters reported.

Key stat: The three largest energy polluters were China, the United States and India, which together accounted for more than 53% of all energy pollution last year.

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Anca Gurzu

Chief Europe Correspondent