Forum Post: Claim that CO2 emissions had peaked was wrong and they are still rising, scientists warn UN
Posted 4 years ago on Nov. 14, 2017, 9:29 a.m. EST by factsrfun
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"Scientists’ predictions that carbon emissions had peaked were actually far too optimistic and they will continue to rise this year, according to a major new study.
After claims that world CO2 emissions could soon start falling, new research has been presented at a UN meeting that says they will rise by 2 per cent this year to hit a new record.
Emissions had been roughly flat between 2014 and 2016, leading to hopes that one of the leading drivers of climate change would stay that way. But they are up this year in large part because of an increase in China, where emissions have fallen over the last couple of years...."