Responsibility of major emitters for country-level warming and extreme hot years

Date Published 2022, January 06

Authors Lea Beusch, Alexander Nauels, Lukas Gudmundsson, Johannes Gütschow, Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Sonia I. Seneviratne

The contributions of single greenhouse gas emitters to country-level climate change are generally not disentangled, despite their relevance for climate policy and litigation. Here, we quantify the contributions of the five largest emitters (China, US, EU-27, India, and Russia) to projected 2030 country-level warming and extreme hot years with respect to pre-industrial climate using an innovative suite of Earth System Model emulators.