Carbon emissions on track to rise this year

14 November, 2017, 00:42 | Author: Terri Saunders
  • Carbon emissions on track to rise this year

Global carbon emissions are on the rise again in 2017 after three years of little-to-no growth, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia and the Global Carbon Project.

Carbon emissions had been roughly flat from 2014-16, but will increase this year mainly due to a rise in China after a two-year decline, the scientists said.

The 12th annual report is produced by 76 of the world's leading emissions experts from 57 research institutions and estimates that global carbon emissions from fossil fuels will have risen by 2 per cent by the end of 2017 - a significant rise, reports the Guardian.

Pep Canadell, a geoscientist at Australia's CSIRO and head of the Global Carbon Project that produces the carbon budget report each year, says that the findings are disappointing.

As the world's biggest emitter China's projected 3.5% increase is a big contributor to the global trend.

"Global CO2 emissions appear to be going up strongly once again ..."

In that context, the Budget report noted that emissions of 101 countries, representing 50% of global emissions, increased in the presence of growing GDP.

"The 2015/2016 El Niño caused hot and dry conditions in the tropics that reduced the uptake of carbon by forests and led to a record rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations", said Professor Corinne Le Quéré, director of the Tyndall Centre at the University of East Anglia, UK, who led the main analysis.

Australia has committed to reducing emissions to 26-28 per cent on 2005 levels by 2030.

UNC cross country team finishes 16th and 13th in NCAA Southeast Regional
Junior Emily Hamblin crossed the line at 20:38.5 in 40th, 5.6 seconds before senior Izzi Batt-Doyle in 44th. Freshman Jodie Judd, on the women's side, was the top finisher on either side for the Seminoles.


Worldwide "we are probably in the level-to-upwards direction for emissions in the next years rather than level or downwards", Peters said, because of stronger global gross domestic product (GDP) growth.

Dr Canadell is also concerned that Australia is running out of time to reverse the emissions trajectory.

The research comes as negotiators at United Nations climate talks in Bonn, Germany, work on a rulebook for implementing the Paris climate agreement.

The US and European Union are however expected to see a decline of 0.4% and 0.2% - but they are smaller declines than during the previous decade.

"With global Carbon dioxide emissions from human activities estimated at 41 billion tonnes for 2017, time is running out on our ability to keep warming well below 2ºC let alone 1.5ºC". One bright spot was a large drop in the growth rate of India's emissions (from 6% a year to 2%), though it is most likely temporary.

It estimates that 37 billion tonnes of Carbon dioxide will be emitted from burning fossil fuels, the highest total so far.

The new analysis was based on the available energy use data for 2017 and projections for the latter part of the year.

The news arrives as hundreds of countries enter the second week of the climate change conference in Bonn, Germany, where leaders will discuss how to implement the standards set during the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

"Policy makers in Bonn are preparing for the Global Stocktake under the Paris Agreement, that will start in 2018 and occur every five years, and this puts enormous pressure on the scientific community to develop methods and perform measurements that can truly verify changes in emissions within this five-yearly cycle", Prof Le Quere added.

Recommended:

  • Idea, Vodafone India to sell tower business to ATC Telecom Infrastructure

    Idea, Vodafone India to sell tower business to ATC Telecom Infrastructure

    Vodafone has agreed to sell its Indian mast and towers business in a deal worth $1.2bn (£900m), it was announced this morning. Accordingly, private equity funds KKR and Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) had emerged as the top contenders.
    Trump on North Korea crisis: I'd never call Kim 'short and fat'

    Trump on North Korea crisis: I'd never call Kim 'short and fat'

    Trump followed up his weird tweet by telling reporters that it would be a "good thing" for him and dictator to become friends. He said he doesn't know if that friendship will develop, but added it would be "very, very nice if it did".
    United Airlines suspends operations to smog-hit Delhi

    United Airlines suspends operations to smog-hit Delhi

    The company said in a statement Saturday that it had waivers in place for customers traveling to, from or through New Delhi . According to reports, in a bid to not miff its passengers, the airline is also offering travel waivers.
  • Final Fantasy XV's Noctis Enters the Ring of Tekken 7

    Right before the Top 8 of the tour's finals were set to start, we were treated to a trailer from Harada himself. The company will have surely heard the calls for more crossovers though, so fingers crossed it will deliver.
    Mogherini hails 'historic' European Union  defense pact as 23 countries sign up

    Mogherini hails 'historic' European Union defense pact as 23 countries sign up

    Mrs Mogherini said the move would not only complement Nato's security aims but fill in gaps in the Atlantic alliance. With the notification signed, a final decision to launch the defense cooperation framework is expected in December.
    Australia Responsible for Dire Conditions of Refugees

    Australia Responsible for Dire Conditions of Refugees

    Police in Manus Island said 130 of the men holed up in the decommissioned Australian detention centre had left this week. I stand by the way that we've managed the situation.
  • Sweden and Italy gear up for World Cup playoff clash

    Sweden and Italy gear up for World Cup playoff clash

    Italy , who are now ranked 15th in the world, had an ordinary qualification campaign, finishing second in their group. I thank the lads who were with us and, although it wasn't enough, I hope that we gave them something.
    So Michael Bisping Has Reportedly Stepped up to Fight Kelvin Gastelum

    So Michael Bisping Has Reportedly Stepped up to Fight Kelvin Gastelum

    We pride ourselves in taking a deeper look into the fighter, and understanding what makes them tick. Kelvin Gastelum is in need of an opponent after Anderson Silva failed another USADA drug test.
    Seamers set up 192 run win for England

    Seamers set up 192 run win for England

    Thirty years ago, Mike Gatting's outfit took the traditional English, which is to say slightly shambolic, road to Brisbane. Cook s scratchy start to his Ashes tour continued when he made 32 from 85 balls in the second innings in Adelaide.
  • Light rain showers tonight, cooler weather Monday

    Light rain showers tonight, cooler weather Monday

    We will see increasing clouds through the day and some showers could come through late in the evening to the overnight hours. A cold front will be moving through the area later today, but it will only drop temperatures a couple degrees.
    Pittsburgh Steelers come back to beat Indianapolis Colts

    Pittsburgh Steelers come back to beat Indianapolis Colts

    " Joe Haden has a fibula fracture", Tomlin said. "And you give up big plays, you have a chance to lose football games". In the AFC South , the Colts trail Tennessee (6-3) and Jacksonville (6-3) by four games in the loss column.
    RSS worker hacked to death in Thrissur, BJP blames CPM

    RSS worker hacked to death in Thrissur, BJP blames CPM

    Infuriated with the recent killings, the state's BJP and RSS workers have called for a complete shutdown on Monday in Guruvayur. The ABVP had held a "Kerala Chalo" Maha rally in Thiruvananthapuram with the slogan "Marxism is Terror" on Saturday.


Popular

These are the iPhone X's three most common problems
According to the complaints, when used as a speakerphone at high volumes, the iPhone X earpiece speaker can buzz or crackle. Replacing a cracked iPhone X display will cost $279; if the back is cracked as well, the fix bill rises to a whopping $549.

Qualcomm Board Unanimously Rejects Broadcom's Blockbuster $130 Billion Takeover Bid
Overall, Broadcom's bid is a very ambitious attempt to grow its share of the market for components that go into mobile phones. The takeover bid came during a bad year for Qualcomm, which has been locked in battle with Apple .

GM unveils fastest Corvette ever
Chevrolet has created and unveiled the most powerful and fastest Corvette in the history of the automaker: the 2019 Corvette ZR1 . Inside the cockpit , Chevrolet threw in its best mix of materials, including leather for the seats and suede microfiber inserts.

Consumers spend record $25bn in China's Singles Day shopping spree
At just past the halfway mark, the headline gross merchandise volume swept past last year's dollar total just shy of $18 billion. Consumer spending in China accounted for 40 percent of the GDP, compared with nearly 70 percent for the U.S.

49ers' Marquise Goodwin loses son due to pregnancy complications
Goodwin is one of the fastest players in the National Football League , a great sprinter and member of the 2012 U.S. This was truly and an fantastic experience and it was also a tragic experience", she wrote .

Xbox One S Black Friday 2017 Deal Offers Lowest Ever Price
The deal will be available through Cyber Monday (Nov. 27) via the Microsoft Store and participating retailers, including Target . Microsoft says you'll be able to save up to $100 on mixed reality headsets from Acer , Dell, HP, Lenovo , and Samsung.

Federer wins opening match on return to ATP World Tour Finals
"Focus on that first, and then on the return game sort of try your best, try to keep the ball in play, and go from there". Sock is one of four players to qualify for the tournament for the first time .

Corry Evans apologises for wife's racist rant at Romanian referee
The Irish FA are expecting over 2,000 Northern Ireland fans to travel to the Swiss city for the game but only 1,800 have tickets for the match.

20+ kids hurt after stairwell collapses at California paint ball facility
There could be other children injured whose parents took them to hospitals, he said. Subscribe to Times of San Diego's free daily email newsletter! .

Nationalists, anti-facists march through Warsaw on Poland's Independence Day
Many were young men, some with their faces covered or with beer bottles in hand, but families and older Poles also participated. Independence day is taken seriously in Poland , which was wiped off the map for over 120 years prior to 1918.