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Global carbon emissions from fossil fuels reached record high in 2023

Image credit: Friedlingstein et al. 2023 Global Carbon Budget 2023. Earth System Science Data

Dec 5 2023

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The Global Carbon Project, an international consortium of scientists from more than 90 institutions, research published Dec 5, shows that global carbon emissions from fossil fuels have risen again in 2023. While the U.S. saw emissions decline 3% in 2023 compared to 2022, primarily due to decline in coals use, U.S. emissions on a per capita basis remain twice those of Europe and China.