The world’s carbon dioxide emissions remain stalled for a third consecutive year, with the United States and Russia decreasing their output by 2 percent in 2016.
Japan cut its carbon dioxide emissions by 1 percent; those produced by Europe and China held steady.
India’s emissions increased by 5 percent.
Despite the overall pause in the growth of the world’s most pervasive greenhouse gas pollution, emissions of methane and nitrous oxide continued to increase.
Methane can trap 30 times more heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide; nitrous oxide traps 300 times more.