Global Carbon Emissions Reach Highest Level in Recorded History

06 December, 2018, 10:41 | Author: Amos Gonzales
  • CO2 emissions reach all time high

Annual global carbon emissions will reach an all-time high this year, according to the Global Carbon Budget annual report released Wednesday.

Cutting fossil fuel burning not only slows global warming but slashes air pollution, which causes millions of early deaths a year, the World Health Organization says.

Global emissions of carbon dioxide mainly from fossil fuel burning will rise 2.7% in 2018, scientists said Wednesday, signalling a world "completely off course" in the fight against climate change.

CO2 emissions have now risen for a second year, the study's authors say, after three years of little to no growth from 2014 to 2016.

It also said that although global coal use is still 3 per cent lower than its historical high, it is expected to grow in 2018, driven by growth in energy consumption in China and India.

"There's a lot of politicians who talk about all these things that they want to do, and all the long-term goals and all the strategies that they have, but in terms of action, we're just not seeing it", Clausen told the Associated Press news agency on the sidelines of the talks in Poland's Katowice.

Lead researcher Professor Corinne Le Quere, from the University of East Anglia, said: "We are seeing a strong growth of global carbon dioxide emissions once again".

"The Paris Agreement is fatally flawed because it raises the price of energy for responsible countries while whitewashing some of the worst polluters", said Trump, referring to a global deal on the environment drafted in Paris in late 2015.

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"Coal is still the mainstay of the Indian economy, and as in China, it will be a challenge for solar and wind to displace coal, given the strong growth in energy use", it said.

The almost 200 nations that signed up to the 2015 Paris climate deal must this month finalise a rulebook to limit global temperature rises to well below 2°C, and to the safer cap of 1.5°C if possible.

Although global leaders had given undertakings to reduce emissions, Mikaloff-Fletcher said "the fact there's all these words, but on a global scale we're still not doing it, that's a big worry". Most of that growth can be traced to an exceptionally hot summer and cold winter.

Jens Mattias Clausen, Greenpeace's climate change adviser, said the report underlined the urgent need for action.

The Paris accord set two goals. These regions represent 40 per cent of global carbon emissions.

The United States will account for 15% of Carbon dioxide pollution in 2018, an increase of about 2.5%.

China, India and the European Union are setting the pace.

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