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CLIMATE CHANGE: Warming mission ‘off course’: study

NATIONAL TRENDS:The US is predicted to account for 15% of global, human-produced carbon dioxide emissions this year, with India 7% and the EU 10%

AFP, PARIS

The EU is expected to see a small decline this year, accounting for about one-tenth of the total.

Some scientists expressed frustration with the pace of change.

“Set against a background of collective delusions, partial accounting and just plain lies, emissions will continue to rise,” said Kevin Anderson, a professor of energy and climate change at the University of Manchester. “It’s time to grow up and smell the coffee.”

Mohamed Adow, international climate lead for Christian Aid, said that poor people in developing countries most exposed to climate hazards simply cannot wait.

“If this is the most important issue of our time, as leaders repeatedly say, then why aren’t they acting accordingly — and showing up for the climate talks?” he asked.

Nearly 200 nations are huddled at UN climate talks in Katowice, Poland until Friday next week.

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