The new report says that 2018 saw one of the highest levels of Carbon dioxide rise in the atmosphere in recent years. "The peak in global Carbon dioxide emissions is not yet in sight", the report said.
The Global Carbon Budget report blames this year's record fossil fuel emissions on an increase in global coal use, which is expected to surpass its 2013 peak if growth continues.
Lead researcher Corinne Le Quéré, Professor of Climate Change Science and Policy at UEA, said in a statement: "We are seeing a strong growth of global Carbon dioxide emissions once again. His administration is, therefore, emerging as the most destructive force to achieve a meaningful global collaboration to fight climate change", said Chandra Bhushan, deputy director general of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). Emissions in the U.S. account for almost 15% of the global total and look set to have grown by about 2.5% in 2018 as compared to a year ago. "Every year that we delay serious climate action, the Paris goals become more hard to meet". "But global energy growth, especially in oil, gas and coal, is effectively outpacing de-carbonisation efforts, fuelled by rising coal use and increasing demand for personal transport, freight, aviation and shipping", it said.
"Even as we witness devastating climate impacts causing havoc across the world, we are still not doing enough, nor moving fast enough, to prevent irreversible and catastrophic climate disruption", Guterres said. Most of that growth can be traced to an exceptionally hot summer and cold winter.
The emissions in the rest of the world remaining 41 per cent of global emissions are expected to grow by 1.8 per cent in 2018.
"So, Paris commitments are not enough to reach the Paris goal".
"Set against a background of collective delusions, partial accounting and just plain lies, emissions will continue to rise", said Kevin Anderson, a professor of energy and climate change at the University of Manchester.
He argued during a panel discussion that "this is evidenced by the results we have achieved in reducing emissions, in particular through increasing the forest cover and by supporting global climate negotiations".
China, India and the European Union are setting the pace. Though China's per capita emission is higher than the global per capita emission, India's per capita carbon footprint is much below the global average.
- India's emissions have grown about 6.3 per cent, with coal, oil and gas all seeing an increase as the economy grows, although wind and solar are also on the rise.
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