India 4th highest emitter of CO2

Carbon emissions to hit record levels in 2018

"There's a lot of politicians who talk about all these things that they want to do, and all the long-term goals and all the strategies that they have, but in terms of action, we're just not seeing it", Clausen told the Associated Press news agency on the sidelines of the talks in Poland's Katowice. In a report requested by United Nations climate summit leaders, the WHO outlines the economic benefits of improved health are more than double the costs of cutting emissions, and even higher in India and China, which are plagued by toxic air.

"The Paris Agreement is fatally flawed because it raises the price of energy for responsible countries while whitewashing some of the worst polluters", said Trump, referring to a global deal on the environment drafted in Paris in late 2015.

He has said the accord would damage the United States economy. But she also doesn't think the world will return to the even larger increases seen from 2003 to 2008.

For the USA, it was a combination of a hot summer and cold winter that required more electricity use for heating and cooling.

Researchers have focused on controlling the level of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere due to the gas's ability to trap heat.

Global Carbon Project chairman Rob Jackson, a Stanford University climate scientist, said he was discouraged.

"According to IPCC (Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change), to limit warming well below 2 degree Celsius, CO2 emissions should decline by about 20 per cent by 2030 and reach net zero around 2075; to limit warming below 1.5 degree Celsius, CO2 emissions should decline by 50 per cent by 2030 and reach net zero by around 2050..."

The trend is such that the world would have to be lucky to keep warming to 1.8 degrees, let alone the lower goal, Le Quere said.

India's emissions look set to continue their strong growth by an average of 6.3 per cent in 2018, with growth across all fuels - coal (7.1 per cent), oil (2.9 per cent) and gas (6 per cent), the study said on Wednesday.

Globally, the Carbon dioxide emissions this year is likely to touch 37.12 billion tonnes, which is 2.7 per cent more than the previous year. The European Union spewed 3.9 billion tons and India soared to 2.9 billion tons.

A study released to coincide with the event warned that progress in adopting the pledges, which include Western nations transferring $100bn of their taxpayers" cash a year to poorer countries by 2020, was threatened by U.S. President Donald Trump and the "America First' approach which saw the president announce the country's withdrawal from the agreement in June.

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