Record year for fossil fuel emissions pushes carbon budget to the brink | Graham Readfearn

Scientists release multiple journal papers showing increased challenge of cutting emissions as coal and China dominate growth

Drowned out by the hundreds of thousands of people at climate change marches and all those heads of state checking in to a New York climate summit, we got confirmation this week that the world had broken a record.

Humanity (ahem) managed to pump 36 billion tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels and making cement in 2013 an all-time high.

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