Emissions set to rise to record levels in 2010

India and China's ever growing economies are set to push global emissions to record levels, according to a report released today (November 22).

Increased levels of carbon dioxide are inevitable are the planet pulls out of recession and eastern economies continue to grow.

The warning comes from the Global Carbon Project, which revealed a 1.3% fall in emissions between 2009 from 2008.

However, according to the project’s executive director, Pep Canadell interviewed in Nature Geoscience, the size of the fall was a ‘real surprise’, as it was predicted to be much greater.

This, according to Mr Canadell, means the chance of emissions rising between 2009 and 2010 due to ‘developing economies was very likely.

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Luke Walsh

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