Third consecutive year without carbon emission growth
Global carbon emissions have remained flat for the third consecutive year, according to the 2017 BP Statistical Review of World Energy.
This follows a 2.5% annual growth in each of the 10 years before emissions stalled. That had continued a link that has held true for much of industrial human history; the more energy that is consumed, the more economies grow.
But energy use last year grew by 1%, while global gross domestic product grew by 3%.
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