Global CO2 emissions return to growth

Global emissions of carbon dioxide are forecast to increase in 2017 for the first time in four years.
By Staff reporter 13 November 2017 0 28361

Global emissions of carbon dioxide are forecast to increase in 2017 for the first time in four years as a result of estimated growth in China’s use of coal, according to a report released on Monday by NGO the Global Carbon Project.

“Global CO2 emissions appear to be going up strongly once again after a three-year stable period. This is very disappointing,” said Corinne Le Quéré from the University of East Anglia, the lead author of the study.

Carbon emissions have increased by about 3%...

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