30 May '11, 9pm

CO2 emissions surge as global economy recuperates. IEA: 80% of 2020 emissions already "locked in." Direct capture anyone?

The International Energy Agency has reported that global emissions of carbon dioxide from energy use, tracking the recovering world economy, hit a new high of 30.6 billion metric tons of the gas last year . (Emissions from deforestation and activities like cement manufacturing are not included.) That’s 5 percent above the previous peak, measured in 2008. The agency added that 80 percent of the growth in emissions projected through 2020 is already essentially guaranteed, coming from power plants that have already been built or are being constructed now. Most of the new construction and emissions are in developing countries. Here, in one of Adam Nieman’s experiments in visualizing global environmental change , is what four seconds of worldwide emissions of CO2 would look like if you could track the gas by its volume measured in United Nations towers: . In recent days agency ...

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