Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New CO2 Emissions Report Shows China’s Central Role in Shaping World’s Climate Path

report from the Global Carbon Project shows China's soaring trajectory for heat-trapping carbon dioxide. Credit: Global Carbon Project
By Andrew C. Revkin NYT
September 23, 2014 7:25 am

While President Obama and more than 100 other heads of state are expected to participate in the United Nations Climate Summit today, President Xi Jinping of China, the country making by far the biggest contribution to the atmospheric buildup of greenhouse gases, will not appear.

That’s just one indication of the enormous roadblocks facing those trying to press for a strong new global agreement on stemming global warming in negotiations next year. (For more on the roadblocks, read the recent Op-Ed article by Robert N. Stavins, who heads the environmental economics program at the Harvard Kennedy School.)

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