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Thu Oct 18, 2018, 08:33 PM

"I'm sorry, I have very bad news for you,"

Energy sector carbon emissions will rise in 2018 after hitting record levels the year before, dimming prospects for meeting Paris climate treaty goals, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Wednesday.

The energy sector accounts for 80 percent of global CO2 emissions, with most of the rest caused by deforestation and agriculture, so its performance is key to efforts to rein in rising world temperatures.

"I'm sorry, I have very bad news for you," IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol told guests at a diplomatic function hosted by the Polish embassy in Paris.

"Emissions this year will increase once again, and we're going to have the COP meeting when global emissions reach a record high," he said, referring to the December UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland.

After remaining flat for three years, total global CO2 emissions in 2017 rose by 1.4 percent, dashing hopes that they had peaked.



Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-10-bad-news-co2-emissions-iea.html#jCp

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Response to pscot (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 08:38 PM

1. Egads.

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Response to pscot (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 10:06 PM

2. a dose of reality.

Hope isn't a usable commodity when reality is breaking down the door.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 11:59 AM

3. The venue is interesting too

The Poles are burning vast quantities of coal. They are the most egregious European polluter.

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