Zeke Hausfather writes in Carbon Brief that new data reveals that global carbon emissions may have been flat for a decade.
- The Global Carbon Project estimates that fossil fuel emissions will reach 36.4bn tonnes of CO2 in 2021 which is only .8% below their pre-pandemic high of 36.7bn tonnes in 2019.
- The Global Carbon Project has also reassessed historical emissions from land use change, to reveal that overall CO2 output may have been effectively flat over the past decade.
- Through continued conservation, energy innovation, and investments in clean technologies, we can continue to lower global emissions.
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