Global fossil fuel emissions are once again on the rise – China leading the emissions increase
Global fossil fuel emissions are once again on the rise – An end to flat growth for CO2
Despite their “Paris Commitments”, China is increasing emissions – This is a commentary on a report by The Global Carbon Project:
“Despite a recent policy shift towards greener thinking, the reports site (sic) China as leading the increase, where emissions are projected to grow by approximately 3.5 per cent in 2017. Coal use is up an estimated three per cent, oil use is up five per cent and natural gas use is up nearly 12 per cent.
‘Mostly it is the renewed growth in emissions in China, boosted by economic interventions from the Chinese government,’ says Corinne Le Quere, a professor of climate change science and policy at theUniversity of East Anglia and director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.
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