With reference to CO2 emissions of India in comparison to other nations around the world, consider the following observations:

1. In terms of total CO2 emissions, India is one of the top 10 countries around the world

2. In terms of per capita CO2 emissions, India is one of the top 20 countries around the world

Which among the above is / are correct?

Answer: [A] Only 1

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There are substantial variations in total and per capita emissions of different countries. In terms of absolute CO2 emissions in 2013, China, the USA, and EU hold the first three positions respectively with India a distant fourth. However, in terms of per capita CO2 emissions in 2013, countries like India, Brazil, and South Africa fall in the bottom 100 among 196 countries.

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