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Why India’s CO2 emissions grew strongly in 2017

India’s CO2 emissions grew by an estimated 4.6% in 2017, despite a turbulent year for its economy.

Globale CO2-utslepp aukar truleg i 2017

Globale karbondioksidutslepp har flata ut i ei treårsperiode (2014-2016), noko som vekte til live ein sårt trengd klimaoptimisme, men i 2017 ventar forskarar at utsleppa aukar att.

How China has reduced the carbon footprint of developed countries

Commentary: We tend to remember the way things were, not the way things are.

The Solution to the Entire Climate Problem?

COMMENTARY: We'd all like to wake up one day and hear that someone has come up with the answer: someone can fix the climate problem without us having to lift a finger! We can carry on exactly as we were before, shuffling billions of tonnes of fossilised carbon into the atmosphere every year, cutting down rainforests, and eating our t-bone steaks, without a care, because someone found the switch that makes everything all right. 

Drivers of atmospheric CO2

While we measure the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere in mere parts per million (ppm), this small amount has a substantial effect on the temperature at the surface of the Earth. The amount has now increased by 40% since the industrial revolution, leading directly to increased temperatures worldwide.

India's CO2 emissions

India's CO2 emissions have risen by about 1.8% in the first 8 months of 2017 compared to the same period last year.