Greenhouse gas emissions said to be rising like a ‘speeding freight train’ in 2018
A truly terrifying statistic.
A recent report suggested that the world's greenhouse gas emissions are rising at a faster pace in 2018 than they did last year.
The rise is said to be "accelerating the earth’s collision course with some of the most severe consequences of climate change".
This is according to an article that was published in the New York Times on Wednesday.
The information comes from a report published by the Global Carbon Project, which claims that carbon emissions are expected to increase by 2.7 percent in 2018.
The same report states that emissions rose 1.6 percent last year, highlighting how much worse the situation has gotten since.
The scientists behind the Global Carbon Project compared the emissions increases to that of a "speeding freight train."
This news comes less than a month after an extremely dark report was published by the UN regarding climate change.
The report, commissioned on the back of the 2015 Paris Agreement, has warned that global warming caused by humans is speeding up as opposed to slowing down.
As it stands, there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C.
Scientists warn that if warming is to reach 2C, the effects will be catastrophic.