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Greenhouse gas emissions are rising relentlessly, with potentially catastrophic results. Or are they?

On Monday, four days before the end of the Paris climate conference, scientists have produced an exceedingly rare bit of good news about planet-warming global emissions: They will probably fall this year.

Thanks largely to the economic slowdown in China, which is translating into slightly less coal use, coupled with the rapid rise of renewable energy, global emissions are projected to fall by about 0.6 per cent his year, according to a new study released by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the...

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