Bar chart race: Europe's largest CO2 emitters

The animated chart below displays the changing rankings of Europe's 10 largest CO2 emitters since the start of the Industrial Revolution, which began in Britain in the mid-18th century.

Watch how the UK dominates the 19th century, before being overhauled by Germany in the late 20th century. And stay tuned to the end to witness Russia's late surge...

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