Data Point – CO2 Emissions

What crisis? Global CO2 emissions stalled for the third year in a row

From the EUROPEAN COMMISSION JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row. The report provides updated results on the continuous monitoring of the three main greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O).

Global GHG emissions continue to be dominated by fossil carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, which however show a slowdown trend since 2012, and were stalled for the third year in a row in 2016.

2017-co2-emissions

Wait!  Wait!  Look at that line for China – the Left keeps telling us that the China is the PARAGON of renewable energy (even as they keep building a new coal fired electrical plant every week).  There’s another chart at the link you may wish to review as well.

(H/T: Watts Up With That)