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It looks like carbon dioxide emissions for 2017 will reach 40.8 billion tons after having stabilized at about 40 billion tons in each of the last three years, report scientists.

China's emissions, mainly though coal, account for 28 per cent of global emissions.

Indian emissions are expected to grow by 2 percent in 2017, but that is in comparison to increases of 6 percent per year over the past decade.

Researchers had hoped global carbon emissions had peaked after three stable years - but a new projection shatters those hopes.

UEA's Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research director Corinne Le Quéré said in a statement, "With global Carbon dioxide emissions from human activities estimated at 41 billion tonnes for 2017, time is running out on our ability to keep warming well below two degrees Celsius, let alone 1.5 degrees Celsius".

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"Time is running out on our ability to keep warming well below 2 ºC let alone 1.5 ºC".

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"The use of coal, the main fuel source in China, may rise by three per cent due to stronger growth in industrial production and lower hydropower generation due to less rainfall".

The report by the University of East Anglia points the finger at China, the largest emitter...

"The global economy is picking up slowly", said Robert Jackson, a co-author of the report and co-chair of Global Carbon Project. "As GDP rises, we produce more goods, which, by design, produces more emissions".

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In the long term, emissions are unlikely to return to the persistent high growth rates seen during the 2000s of over three per cent per year.

"The past three years were quite exceptional in so far as that in the whole record, it's the first time that we saw emissions not growing at the same time as the global economy was growing quite strongly", he said.Worldwide, 21 countries, including the US, Denmark and France, have reduced their Carbon dioxide emissions over the last ten years while achieving economic growth.

"China generates almost 30% of global carbon dioxide emissions, and the ups and downs of the Chinese economy leave a signature on global emissions growth", said Jan Ivar Korsbakken, senior researcher at CICERO and co-author. Rising carbon dioxide emissions are generally associated with a rising GDP, but the report noted that 22 countries lowered their emissions while their economics grew as well.

US emissions are projected to decline 0.4% (-2.7% to +1.9%) in 2017, lower than the decline of 1.2% per year averaged over the previous decade, with an unexpected rise in coal consumption (GDP up about 2.2% in 2017). In each case, stores of emissions, known as natural sinks, grew in the years 2007 to 2016 in response to increased man-made emissions. "This demonstrates that we can not be complacent that the emissions would stay flat", Glen P Peters, Center for International Climate Research in Oslo (CICERO), said at a press conference in Bonn, where the current round of climate talks are under way.

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