QatarPhotograph by Sean Gallup, Getty Images
Qatar's carbon emissions per capita would be the highest in the world and three times as high as the United States'.
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Why is Qatar highest on the list of consumers? The oil pumped in the desert country's rich sands isn't counted against the country's consumption (unless it's burned instate), but energy usage is skyhigh in this Hollister Cos
Middle Eastern country. Citizens are supplied with free electricity and free water, that the Guardian's Fred Pearce described in a 2010 column as "liquid electricity," since water in the Middle East is often produced by desalinating seawater, an energyintensive activity.
The tire fire, which started in Rhayya, 75 miles (120 kilometers) north of Kuwait City, burned in excess of ten hours last month.
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probably the highest. This, coupled with a lack of public transit infrastructure, makes road travel the only means of mobility for both citizens and businesses moving goods. Based on the Global Footprint Network, the typical Kuwaiti uses 22 times more resources than the country provides per person.
United Arab EmiratesPhotograph by Karim Sahib, AFP/Getty Images
Despite being the world's fourth largest oil exporter (behind Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Iran), the United Arab Emirateshas publicly pushed for any renewal of the Kyoto protocol (the agreement among industrialized nations to cap emissions), announced an agenda to increase renewable energy production, as well as launched a 1gigawatt concentrated solar generation project.
Denmark's carbon emissions are half that of the United States', but its cropland(the amount of viable land that can be used to produce crops) requirements are much higher. Because so much meat is eaten per capita in Denmark, the country must import a large amount of grainso much it would take up 215,000 square feet (2 hectares) of land per person, or 2.5 times more land than the country has.
IrelandPhotograph by Hon F. Lau, Alamy
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