Global CO2 Emissions Dropped In 2015, Report Says
A new study published in Nature says global emissions growth rates slowed down considerably in 2014, and rates may have even declined this year.By Grant Suneson | December 8, 2015
In the midst of the COP 21 meetings on global climate change, the world is getting some good news; worldwide carbon dioxide emissions may have finally peaked and could even be dropping.
According to a study published in Nature, CO2 emissions only increased 0.6 percent in 2014, versus an average annual growth of four times that amount for the previous decade.
And, based on preliminary measurements, 2015 is actually expected to feature a very slight drop in overall CO2 emissions.