• Views 70
  • Favorites
Photo by WORKSITE Ltd. via Unsplash

Database Provider


Hannah Ritchie, Max Roser, Our World in Data


6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies, Earth and Space Sciences, Geography, Mathematics

Resource Types

  • Interactive Media
  • Charts, Graphs, and Tables

Regional Focus


Per Capita CO2 Emissions from Oil

Ask a Question

  • This interactive chart, map, and table show data on per capita carbon dioxide emissions from oil.
  • In the table and chart view, users can see data for per capita carbon dioxide emissions from oil beginning in the 1850s.
  • The data shows changes in oil use and carbon dioxide emissions over time in different countries, allowing for multiple comparisons.
Teaching Tips


  • The data is available for download.
  • Students can click on the map to view the data by country.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should be able to read line graphs to understand the data.
  • Students should understand that oil use contributes to carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Students should understand the term per capita.


Scientist Notes

This resource explores per capita CO2 emissions from oil sources. The data portrays the relative change in per capita emissions measured in tonnes from countries around the world. This resource will help students to gain insights into the level of CO2 emissions from oil. The resource is valid and recommended for teaching.

  • Science and Engineering
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-1 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how the uneven distributions of Earth’s mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes.
      • MS-ESS3-4 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
  • Related Resources


    Login to leave a review