Global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels hit a record high in 2023

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In context: Global carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels are increasing every decade, with current levels said to be significantly higher than what they were at the end of the twentieth century. Unfortunately, new research suggests that things are only expected to go from bad to worse in the coming days, as the rate of global warming continues to remain a major cause for concern.

According to research conducted by the Global Carbon Project, carbon emissions are expected to hit a new all-time record this year, growing between 1.1 and 2.1 percent, against an average growth rate of 0.5 per cent a year over the past decade. The findings were part of the Global Carbon Budget report, published at the COP28 climate summit in Dubai last week.

Despite the clampdowns on deforestation, overall CO2 emission from the burning of coal, oil and gas is expected to hit 36.8 billion metric tons this year. The number is even higher when land emissions are included, with the total said to hit as high as 40.9 billion tons. The emission level is similar to that of last year, showing a plateauing due to steps taken by a handful of countries in some parts of the world. However, it's not the steep reduction that's needed to prevent cataclysmic climate change.

The study also estimates that we will overshoot the 1.5-degree C target of the Paris Agreement fairly consistently over the next several years, and world leaders will have to pull up their socks to even keep the rise below 2 degrees celsius. According to lead researcher professor Pierre Friedlingstein of Exeter's Global Systems Institute, "the action to reduce carbon emissions from fossil fuels remains painfully slow" despite increasing damage and destruction from extreme weather due to climate change.

It is, however, not all doom and gloom, as some regions of the world are taking steps to effectively reduce carbon emissions. According to the Global Carbon Budget report, Europe and the USA are taking the lead in reducing their carbon footprints, but the world at large needs to do more to prevent dangerous climate change that's fueling extreme weather in many environmentally sensitive regions around the globe.

The research team that wrote the report features more than 120 scientists from 90 institutions around the world, including the University of Exeter, the University of East Anglia (UEA), CICERO Center for International Climate Research, Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich, and more.

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And then we have things like the the COP28, in Dubai, where private jets flock into the country, so that a bunch of twats can tell poor people they are polluting to much.
Dont forget their factories dumping waste into the oceans using Chinese slave labor. And their investment platforms destroying american companies for short term profit while turning housing into a casino for speculative investment. All while they push fast fashion and throw away appliances in the pursuit of profit.

These are the people telling YOU that YOU need to cut back to "save the planet". What a load.
 
What I've recently noticed is when it comes to serious issues, we like to wait until the last possible second to act.

See you after we breach 1.3C.
 
And then we have things like the the COP28, in Dubai, where private jets flock into the country, so that a bunch of twats can tell poor people they are polluting to much.
Rules for thee, but not for me.

What a bunch of bullshit. That's how you know that all of this climate change crap is nothing more than a gigantic scam meant to make the poor even poorer while enriching the already obscenely rich.
 
And then we have things like the the COP28, in Dubai, where private jets flock into the country, so that a bunch of twats can tell poor people they are polluting to much.
The one thing that makes me genuinely surprised is how they never heard
about leading by example. Their 12v cars. Houses that could easily fit 50 people with comfort.
Delusional people are trying to be the leaders to make changes they themselves will never do themselves.
They do not help, they turn people away. Make less CO2 so that I can make more to accommodate for my luxurious life.
 
Articles like this are pointless. There's nothing you can say or do to convince climate deniers that climate change is real. They're just like Trump supporters in that sense with their heads in the sand. Twenty or thirty years from now when sea levels are rising and the planet is burning they'll just find someone else to blame or come up with an excuse why it's happening (probably God is angry because you didn't follow the bible or some other nonsense) but certainly it wasn't caused by us burning trillions upon trillions of gallons of fossil fuels and sending the pollution into the air. No, that had nothing to do with it. I can't wait.
 
There's nothing you can say or do to convince climate deniers that climate change is real.
My biggest issue is if this whole thing is such a gigantic emergency, why don’t they cut back on their emissions? Why are we the only ones that have to? They have to lead by example!!!
 
And so the saga continues. Sometimes I think these leaders have meetings just to have a good time, partying with good food and drinks and of course cause a little strife among the masses.

With all the time and money they spend why not help the people of the World? Poverty, deplorable living conditions, sickness, etc. Oh wait it costs too much money.
 
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