Humans Pumped Out 10 Billion Tonnes of Carbon Emissions in 2010
New research has found global carbon emissions surged by a record amount in 2010 after falling during the international financial crisis. The Global Carbon Project published its yearly analysis of carbon dioxide emissions in the journal Nature Climate Change today. The report found that global carbon dioxide emissions increased by a record 5.9 per cent in 2010. The report says the overall atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide is now at its highest level in 800,000 years.
“At current rates, including the increase in emissions that has been occurring over the last few years and continuing and even accelerating this year, we have about 35 to 40 years to go, before we hit that limit of a total of 1 trillion tonnes“