At a time when the United Nations will be meeting to bring stringent climate policies to check environmental imbalances, a study has showed that China has driven the world’s carbon dioxide emission levels at a record high this year, beating the United States and the European Union.
According to the new report, China’s growth raised the levels of carbon emissions while keeping the world far off track from the necessary reductions require to limit climate change.
With the development, China has overtaken the US as the number one carbon emitter in 2006.
The report was developed by the environmental experts from Britain, Norway, Switzerland, Austria, Australia, Germany and the Netherlands.
The Global Carbon Project report showed that if the CO2 levels continue to rise then over half of proven fossil fuel reserves are likely to stay in the ground.
The governments need to be serious about the 2010 pledge to limit the rise in average temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6F) above pre-industrial times.
The report also showed that the carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels and production of cement is expected to jump by 2.5 percent to hit a new record of 37.0 billion tonnes this year.
Emissions of carbon dioxide, one of the major greenhouse gas, climbed 2.3 percent to 36.1 billion tonnes last year, showed the report.
“The issue requires to be immediately addressed. A break in current emission trends is urgently needed,” the report said.
The carbon emissions by China are rising unabatedly. Now, the condition is that the Asian country alone has increased to eclipse those levels of emissions made by the United States and the European Union combined.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has convened more than 120 world leaders for a global Climate Summit on September 23 (Tuesday) in New York, hoping for “bold pledges” as part of preparatory work on the UN agreement to limit global warming which is due to be agreed in Paris towards the 2015 end.
The report making glaring revelations about the climate change was published in the journal Nature Geoscience.
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