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Saturday, January 17, 2015

China emits almost a third of entire global CO2 emissions-EU Commission Report Dec. 2014, global CO2 emissions trends

Dec. 2014, "Trends in global CO2 emissions 2014 Report," PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, EU Commission Joint Research Centre

2013 global CO2 rose to new record of 35.3 billion tons. China emitted 10.3 billion tons, almost a third of the global total:

p. 4, "Summary:" "Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion and from industrial processes (cement and metal production) increased in 2013 to the new record of 35.3 billion tonnes (Gt) CO2, which is 0.7 Gt higher than last year’s record."... 

p. 4, paragraph 3: "China (10.3 billion tonnes CO2 or 29%),
the United States (5.3 billion tonnes CO2 or 15%) and the European Union (EU28) (3.7 billion tonnes CO2 or 11%).
China increased its CO2 emissions by 4.2% in 2013."...


p. 14, "Figure 2-2, CO2 from fossil fuel and cement by country"   



page 13:

"In contrast to the previous IPCC assessment report published seven years ago, presently emerging economies and developing countries in general now have a share of more than 50% in current global greenhouse gas emissions and in their annual increase."...


1/27/14, "China’s Growing Coal Use Is World’s Growing Problem,", Eric Larson 

image above from Climate Central


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