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Fossil fuel burning set to hit record high in 2017, scientists warn

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Big polluters like China are acting to cut emissions but low rains have reduced low-carbon hydroelectric output this year. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

The rise would end three years of flat carbon emissions – a ‘huge leap backward’ say some scientists, while others say the longer term trend is more hopeful

November 13, 2017 — The burning of fossil fuels around the world is set to hit a record high in 2017, climate scientists have warned, following three years of flat growth that raised hopes that a peak in global emissions had been reached. Continue reading Fossil fuel burning set to hit record high in 2017, scientists warn

A closer look at China’s stalled carbon emissions

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Aerial view of Beijing with historical architecture, China. Credit: rabbit75_ist/iStock/Getty Images Plus

This is a guest post by Dr Jan Ivar Korsbakken and Dr Glen Peters, who are both senior researchers in climate economics at CICERO Center for International Climate Research, Norway

March 1, 2017 — Chinese coal consumption dropped for the third year in a row in 2016, while CO2 emissions grew only slightly. But uncertainty is high and the longer-term trend is still unclear. Continue reading A closer look at China’s stalled carbon emissions