The world is becoming more carbon-intensive, with carbon dioxide emissions increasing at a faster pace than ever, according to the most comprehensive analysis yet of global emissions.
The global total for the year to date is around 6.7 trillion tons of carbon dioxide, according the new report by the Carbon Tracker Initiative, a nonprofit that tracks carbon emissions.
That number is still dwarfed by the world’s entire GDP, which is more than the entire population of China.
And in terms of carbon emissions, the world has only just hit the 2 trillion mark, according a report by Bloomberg.
But that pace of emissions has increased dramatically in the past year, according Toen and co-authors.
They found that in 2020, emissions were up a whopping 4 percent, to 2.2 trillion tons, from 2020, the previous year.
That’s up from 1.9 trillion tons in 2020.
The global total has more than doubled in the same time period.
The world’s greenhouse gas emissions rose at a rate of nearly 30 percent between 2016 and 2020, according data from the European Union.
That’s up 28 percent from last year.
In a statement, the group said the world will need to double the current annual emissions to meet its climate goals by 2050.
The group also said emissions would need to peak by 2030.
The report comes as the United States and China are battling over energy supplies, as China moves toward a $1 trillion carbon-cutting program and the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Community.
The United States has announced plans to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.