Global Carbon Emissions Rising Again After Brief Plateau, Researchers Say

Global Carbon Emissions Rising Again After Brief Plateau, Researchers Say
Smoke stacks in New Brunswick, Canada, were photographed in 2015. Global carbon emissions are on the rise after holding steady for several years, researchers say.

After several years of nearly no growth in planetary carbon emissions, human-created carbon output is projected to rise again. That means the past few years were a pause, not a peak, researchers say.

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