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>> World carbon emissions are set to reach a record high this year, according to scientists, ruining hopes that global emissions had peaked. Between 2014 and 2016, carbon emissions were roughly flat, but new data shows an unexpected 2% rise. The findings come from the Global Carbon Project, a group of 76 scientists in 15 countries.
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>> Paris must mark a decisive turning point.>> It's big set back for the Paris agreement, which set our global goals for curbing emissions. CO2 emissions causes extreme weather events, downpours, heatwaves, and rising sea levels
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he main cause of this rise, China. After a two year decline, emissions will rise this year, driven by demand for coal.
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China is the biggest greenhouse gas emitter, accounting for 30% of world emissions. US emissions did fall by 0.4% but that was less than expected. Some researchers, though, say the new data might not be the start of a trend. Richard Black, Director of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit think-tank, who was not involved in the study, said carbon emissions per unit of GDP was still falling.