World carbon emissions are set to rise 2 per cent this year to a new record, scientists said on Monday dashing hopes that global emissions had already peaked.
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.
Their data, presented during negotiations am-ong almost 200 nations in Germany about details of the 2015 Paris Agreement climate accord, are a setback to a global goal of curbing emissions to avert more downpours, heat waves, and rising sea levels.
"The plateau of last year was not peak emissions after all," the Global Carbon Project, a group of 76 scientists in 15 countries, wrote of the findings. Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and industry.
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