CO2 emissions from fossil fuels are projected to increase by more than 3% in 2010 based on current economic growth patterns, according to a study by the Global Carbon Project. This would put emissions near the record level of 2008.
The study was led by the UK's University of Exeter in collaboration with several other research organisations. It found that emissions decreased by only 1.3% in 2009 because of a strong growth in India and China. An earlier study found that global CO2 emissions did not fall that year. The IEA had predicted a 3% drop.
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