Global emissions of CO2 in 2019 hit a record

climate scientists warn that not enough is being done in the major countries to reduce emissions of CO2. The global emissions of CO2 from fossil fuels rose in

Global emissions of CO2 in 2019 hit a record

climate scientists warn that not enough is being done in the major countries to reduce emissions of CO2.

The global emissions of CO2 from fossil fuels rose in the year to a record high level.

It shows figures from a report launched by the organization Global Carbon Project, which is led by researchers and economists and trying to tackle the problem of increasing emissions of greenhouse gases.

This writes the american media The New York Times and The Atlantic.

this is The third year in a row that the global emission of CO2 increases.

- of course It is bad, says scientist Rob Jackson, who stands behind the report, to The Atlantic.

- It is more than a year, where we continue with record CO2 emissions. The years slipping from us, he says.

China accounts for the majority of the world's total CO2 emissions by 26 percent. The UNITED states follows with 14, the EU countries with nine and India with seven percent.

the Report shows, however, good rates.

Emissions from industries stand to increase by 0.6 percent in the year. It is a much smaller increase than in 2017, when it rose 1.5 percent, and 2018, with 2.1 percent.

in Addition, managed both the USA and the EU countries in the year to cut down on their emission of CO2, while India's emissions rose much less than expected, writes The New York Times.

The global emissions of coal, the most polluting of all fossil fuels fell a surprising 0.9 percent in 2019.

on the other hand the global oil and natural gas consumption increased. Oil and natural gas is less polluting than coal, but there is still talk about fossil fuels.

It may sound positive, but it is not enough, warns researchers.

If the Earth to avoid more heat waves, longer droughts, and famine as a result of climate change, global emissions of CO2 fall steadily each year and reach zero before the end of the 21. century.

- Each year, where emissions are rising just a little bit, makes it the task to bring it down again much harder, says Glen Peters, who is head of research at the Centre for international climate research in Norway and who contributed to the report, The New York Times.

the Report will land at the same time that diplomats from over 190 countries have gathered for a UN summit in Madrid to discuss the reduction of greenhouse gases.

Here may be the UNITED states and the EU countries pride themselves with, to each their consumption of coal fell by ten percent in 2019.

It rose, however, in China, with a percent, and the country now accounts for half of global coal production, informs Rob Jackson to The Atlantic.

China's high usage of coal has helped the country to reach the rest of the world economically. But China's emissions of CO2 per person have reached the average level in Europe.

Although the UNITED states's decline in coal consumption is positive, is the increase of the use of natural gas is not a good sign.

- natural Gas emits less CO2 than coal, but it just means boiling the planet slower, says Glen Peters of The New York Times.

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Updated Date: 04 December 2019, 19:01

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