Tuesday, July 17, 2018
News

CO2 emissions rising again after three-year hiatus

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

London | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:29 PM IST
Driven by China's greater use of coal, global emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels are projected to rise again in 2017 after a three year hiatus.

The alarming projection for 2017 was revealed in a new report by the Global Carbon Project and published simultaneously in the journals Nature Climate Change, Earth System Science Data Discussions and Environmental Research Letters.

Global emissions from all human activities will reach 41 billion tonnes in 2017, following a projected two per cent rise in burning fossil fuels, according to the report.

The figures point to China as the main cause of the renewed growth in fossil emissions -- with a projected growth of 3.5 per cent.

CO2 emissions are expected to decline by 0.4 per cent in the US and 0.2 per cent in the EU, smaller declines than during the previous decade, the report said.

Increases in coal use in China and the US are expected this year, reversing their decreases since 2013, it added.

"It is probably too early to say that emissions are on the rise again, but our estimate for 2016 and 2017 clearly does not show any sign of peak and decline as needed to stabilise the climate," said study co-author Pierre Friedlingstein, Professor at University of Exeter in Britain.

It was previously hoped that emissions might soon reach their peak after three stable years, so the new projection for 2017 is an unwelcome message for policy makers and delegates at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 23) in Bonn, taking place this week.

--IANS gb/dg

( 269 Words)

2017-11-14-18:30:09 (IANS)

Watch News Videos

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
MORE SCIENCE NEWS
Tree shrews violate mammal rules!...
Cygnus spacecraft leaves ISS after givin...
India successfully test fires BrahMos mi...
Dinosaurs more calorie-conscious than hu...
Astronomers discover rare double asteroi...
Otzi the Iceman's last meal reveals rema...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Saudi Airlines flight from Riyadh to Dha...
Truck carrying illegally extracted sand ...
COMIO X1 note, CI Pro launched in Vizag ...
J&K BJP constitutes new team...
53 people rescued from Vamsadhara River ...
Anti-larva team detects 20 cases in Jala...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
US challenges five WTO members for ... 
Iggy can't date a vegan because she... 
Trump, Putin content with summit de... 
Drew Barrymore is off dating sites... 
Iran's army chief says US seeks ins... 
Jessica Simpson's husband makes her... 
Suspect in killing of Indian studen... 
US judge temporarily halts deportat...