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Chinas carbon dioxide emissions have increased
Article Type: News From: International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, Volume 4, Issue 1
Chinas carbon dioxide emissions rose 10.4 percent in 2010 compared with the previous year, as global emissions rose at their fastest rate for more than four decades, data released by BP has showed. “All forms of energy grew strongly (last year), with growth in fossil fuels suggesting that global CO2 emissions from energy use grew at the fastest rate since 1969, energy major BPs annual Statistical Review of World Energy said.
The rapid growth is happening as UN talks look unlikely to agree on a legally binding deal to curb emissions and fight climate change before the existing Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012. Global carbon dioxide emissions are widely seen as a major factor responsible for an increase in world temperatures. They grew 5.8 percent last year to 33.16 billion tonnes, as countries rebounded from economic recession, BP said. Chinas emissions accounted for 8.33 billion tonnes.