World's Carbon Emissions Set to Spike by 2% in 2017. Tollefson, J.
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Increased coal use in China appears to be driving the first increase in global greenhouse-gas output since 2014. [Excerpt] [...] Humanity's carbon emissions are likely to surge by 2\,% in 2017, driven mainly by increased coal consumption in China, scientists reported on 13 November. The unexpected rise would end a three-year period in which emissions have remained flat despite a growing global economy. [...] Several factors caused the world's CO2 emissions to level out from 2014 to 2016, including an economic slowdown in China, the world's largest emitter; a shift from coal to gas in the United States; and global growth in the use of renewable energies such as solar and wind. [...] The latest analysis projects that CO2 emissions in the United States and the European Union will continue to decline – by 0.4\,% and 0.2\,%, respectively, in 2017 – although at a slower pace than in recent years. And emissions growth in India is set to slow, rising by just 2\,% this year, compared with an average of 6\,% per year over the past decade. But the picture is very different in China, which produces nearly 26\,% of the world's output of CO2. This year, the country's emissions of the greenhouse gas are expected to surge by 3.5\,%, to 10.5 billion tonnes. [...]
@article{tollefsonWorldCarbonEmissions2017,
  title = {World's Carbon Emissions Set to Spike by 2\% in 2017},
  author = {Tollefson, Jeff},
  date = {2017-11},
  journaltitle = {Nature},
  volume = {551},
  issn = {1476-4687},
  doi = {10.1038/nature.2017.22995},
  url = {https://doi.org/10.1038/nature.2017.22995},
  abstract = {Increased coal use in China appears to be driving the first increase in global greenhouse-gas output since 2014.

[Excerpt] [...] Humanity's carbon emissions are likely to surge by 2\,\% in 2017, driven mainly by increased coal consumption in China, scientists reported on 13 November. The unexpected rise would end a three-year period in which emissions have remained flat despite a growing global economy. [...] Several factors caused the world's CO2 emissions to level out from 2014 to 2016, including an economic slowdown in China, the world's largest emitter; a shift from coal to gas in the United States; and global growth in the use of renewable energies such as solar and wind. [...] The latest analysis projects that CO2 emissions in the United States and the European Union will continue to decline -- by 0.4\,\% and 0.2\,\%, respectively, in 2017 -- although at a slower pace than in recent years. And emissions growth in India is set to slow, rising by just 2\,\% this year, compared with an average of 6\,\% per year over the past decade.

But the picture is very different in China, which produces nearly 26\,\% of the world's output of CO2. This year, the country's emissions of the greenhouse gas are expected to surge by 3.5\,\%, to 10.5 billion tonnes. [...]},
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  number = {7680}
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