The WCRP and Future Earth sponsored Global Carbon Project has published its Carbon Budget 2018 where it estimates that CO2 emissions will rise by a projected 2.7 percent this year, with an uncertainty range between 1.8 percent and 3.7 percent. In 2017, carbon emissions grew by 1.6 percent after a three-year hiatus. The budget was published today in Earth System Science Data and has clear implications for discussions at the Katowice Climate Change Conference.

Please also see the excellent article produced by Future Earth.

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