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Greenhouse gas emissions just went the wrong way, again



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After years of promise, we’re going backwards on greenhouse gases.

Global carbon dioxide emissions are expected to rise by 2 percent in 2017, following a flat line between 2014 and 2016.

These results come from researchers at the Global Carbon Project, showing an unexpected increase in emissions from the world’s top carbon emitter, China. It seems complacency from governments is a lot to blame, in missing our climate goals.

“The slowdown in emissions growth from 2014 to 2016 was always a delicate balance, and the likely 2 percent increase in 2017 clearly demonstrates that we can’t take the recent slowdown for granted,” Robbie Andrew, the report’s co-author, said in a statement. Read more…

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