03 Jun '11, 9pm

Record-Breaking CO2 Emissions Levels Put World on Track for Worst-Case Warming Scenarios

Record-Breaking CO2 Emissions Levels Put World on Track for Worst-Case Warming Scenarios Image via Skeptical Science , with IEA data You probably heard the news last week that carbon emissions reached an all-time high in 2010, beating out 2008 after the global recession forced industry to sputter out and idle a bit. Mike noted in his good post on the news that this was even scarier because the International Energy Association "has estimated that 80% of projected emissions from the power sector in 2020 are already locked in, as they will come from power plants that are currently in place or under construction today." To get a sense of how bad this really is just take a gander at the chart above: View the entire comment thread.

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