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Carbon emissions show sharp rise

gollum123 (810489) writes | more than 7 years ago

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gollum123 writes "from an article on the BBC, The rise in humanity's emissions of carbon dioxide has accelerated sharply, according to a new analysis ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6189600. stm ). The Global Carbon Project says that emissions were rising by less than 1% annually up to the year 2000, but are now rising at 2.5% per year. It says the acceleration comes mainly from a rise in charcoal consumption and a lack of new energy efficiency gains. The finding parallels figures released earlier this month by the World Meterorological Organisation showing that the rise in atmospheric concentrations of CO2 had accelerated in the last few years. At these rates, it certainly sounds like we'll end up towards the high end of the emission scenarios considered by the IPCC, The "high end" of IPCC projections implies a rise in global temperature approaching 5.8C between 1990 and the end of this century."

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