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Also roaring back from pandemic; earth warming emissions

A penguin shaped ice sculpture melts during a climate change protest in Brussels, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

By MATT OTT AP Business Writer
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Global carbon dioxide emissions related to energy use are being forecast to rise significantly this year, driven by a resurgence in the use of coal to generate electricity. The International Energy Agency said Tuesday that worldwide energy-related carbon dioxide emissions are on track to surge by 1.5 billion metric tons this year, following last year’s decline due to the coronavirus pandemic. The IEA says it would be the second-largest annual increase in emissions since 2010, which followed the global financial crisis of 2008-2009. The group says that the main driver is coal demand.

 


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