New study raises fresh fears about climate change

New study raises fresh fears about climate change

New study raises fresh fears about climate change

Posted 3 December 2012, 22:20 AEDT

As UN climate talks in Doha enter their second week, new research is suggests attempts to curb global emissions are failing. 

Researchers from the Global Carbon Project have found global carbon dioxide emissions were at a record high in 2011 and are likely to take a similar jump in 2012.

And if emissions continue to at the current rate,  international targets limiting the warming of the planet to 2 degrees celsius could become unattainable. 
 
While emissions are falling in developed countries, including America, the decline is more than matched by growth in developing countries like China and India
 
Tracee Hutchison spoke to Dr Frank Jotzo, the Director of the Centre for Climate Economics and Policy at the Australian National University. 
 
He says China is making progress at managing its emissions:
 
Presenter: Tracee Hutchison
Speaker: Dr Frank Jotzo, Director of the Centre for Climate Economics and Policy at the Australian National University 
 

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