AP File Photo(AP File Photo)

We know that the release of carbon dioxide as the result of human activities is a major driving force behind climate change. So which countries emit the largest amounts of carbon dioxide?

Click on the thumbnails BELOW to view countries who are the top 10 members of the notorious carbon dioxide club.

Countries ranked by data released by the Energy Information Agency (part of the US Department of Energy) and displayed by the Union of Concerned Scientists. Numbers refer to total carbon dioxide emissions for 2008.

Going green: Fact and fiction