According to a new article posted in Nature Climate Change, global carbon dioxide emissions may be in decline for the first time in 15 years.
From VICE News:
“The study, which was the tenth of its kind published by this team of researchers, showed that CO2 emissions from the consumption of fossil fuel and cement production grew by a mere 0.6 percent in 2014, compared with 2.4 percent annual growth for the decade before.
“Our results are a welcome change from the trajectory of the last 15 years or so,” said Robert Jackson, an environmental scientist at Stanford and lead author on the study. “This is the first time we’ve seen a likely decline in the presence of strong global economic growth.”