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Global warming emissions hit record high in 2017, because nothing good happens this year

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For three straight years, global greenhouse gas emissions — the primary driver of global warming — leveled off while economic growth continued. This led to a flood of optimism that at long last, greenhouse gas emissions were peaking and would finally start declining. In addition, it sparked a flurry of stories about how the world was finally separating, or to use a technical term “decoupling,” economic growth from emissions of greenhouse gasses.

Those hopes have largely been dashed with the news on Monday from the Global Carbon Project showing that it’s likely that 2017 saw about a 2 percent increase in global greenhouse gas emissions, with such emissions hitting a record high.  Read more…

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Source: http://mashable.com/2017/11/13/greenhouse-gas-emissions-hit-record-high/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial