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China releases a billion more tons of CO2

| Modified 4 Dec, 2015 | Views 1563

The scale of the correction is immense. China has been consuming as much as 17 per cent more coal each year than reported, according to new government figures


China releases nearly a billion more tons of carbon dioxide annually than previously thought

China, the world’s leading emitter of greenhouse gases from coal, is burning far more annually than previously thought, according to new government data. The finding could vastly complicate the already difficult efforts to limit global warming.


Even for a country of China’s size and opacity, the scale of the correction is immense. China has been consuming as much as 17 percent more coal each year than reported, according to the new government figures. By some initial estimates, that could translate to almost a billion more tons of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere annually in recent years, more than all of Germany emits from fossil fuels.

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