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

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Release date: 5/12/2018

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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.

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TitleGlobal carbon emissions expected to hit all-time high in 2018
Media name/outletThe Independent
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited 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