#Study — #Global #Carbon #Emissions Slow But Still Reach New Record In 2019

(TIME) — Global carbon emissions grew more slowly in 2019 but still set a new record, study shows.

The world continues to increase the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide it pumps into the air, but it’s not rising as fast

In previous years, global carbon dioxide emissions grew by 2.1% and 1.5% after a few years in the mid 2010s when global emissions barely rose, according to the studies in Environmental Research Letters. Carbon dioxide from the burning of coal, oil and gas has caused 1.8 degrees of warming (1 degree Celsius) since pre-industrial times and world leaders are meeting in Madrid to try to limit warming to another 1.8 degrees from now.

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