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Global fossil carbon emissions rebound near pre-COVID-19 levels

R.B. Jackson, P. Friedlingstein, Quere Le Quéré, S. Abernethy, Robbie Andrew, J.G. Canadell, P. Ciais, S.J. Davis, Zhu Deng, Zhu Liu, Jan Ivar Korsbakken, Glen Peters

Fossil CO2 emissions in 2021 grew an estimated 4.2% (3.5%–4.8%) to 36.2 billion metric tons compared with 2020, pushing global emissions back close to 2019 levels (36.7 Gt CO2).

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