THE INDEPENDENT: Global carbon emissions expected to hit all-time high in 2018

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    Professor Kevin Anderson, a climate change scientist at the University of Manchester, said the new results were not surprising given the lack of ambition on display from “self-proclaimed climate progressive countries”.

     

    “If the UK, a self-proclaimed climate progressive country, celebrates the exploitation of a new North Sea oil reserve [Clair Ridge], whilst simultaneously exploring for shale gas and expanding Heathrow, is it any surprise global emissions are rising?” he asked.

    Period5 Dec 2018

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    • TitleGlobal carbon emissions expected to hit all-time high in 2018
      Media name/outletThe Independent
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date5/12/18
      DescriptionProfessor Kevin Anderson, a climate change scientist at the University of Manchester, said the new results were not surprising given the lack of ambition on display from “self-proclaimed climate progressive countries”.

      “If the UK, a self-proclaimed climate progressive country, celebrates the exploitation of a new North Sea oil reserve [Clair Ridge], whilst simultaneously exploring for shale gas and expanding Heathrow, is it any surprise global emissions are rising?” he asked.
      URLhttps://www.independent.co.uk/environment/carbon-emissions-record-levels-climate-change-greenhouse-gases-global-warming-cop24-a8668456.html
      PersonsKevin Anderson

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    • Energy

    Keywords

    • climate change
    • carbon emissions