15 Nov '17, 4pm

Global carbon pollution reaches highest levels yet, @gcarbonproject report shows. Learn more:

Global carbon pollution reaches highest levels yet, @gcarbonproject report shows. Learn more:

The Global Carbon Project and the University of East Anglia brought unwanted news this week: 2017 saw the highest levels of carbon pollution on record. Global carbon dioxide emissions from human activities and fossil fuels specifically will reach record highs by the end of this year. Over the past three years , carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and industry remarkably saw little-to-no growth; however, analysts cautioned it was too early to tell if the trends would stick. Indeed, they didn’t, at least for 2017. And while renewable energy production has increased quickly (14 percent per year over the last five years), progress is being compromised by a surge in fossil fuel consumption in some parts of the world. Changing Patterns for the World’s Top Emitters The new Global Carbon Project’s numbers find that overall global emissions from fossil fuels and industry are...

Full article: http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/11/global-carbon-pollution-r...

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