Global emissions of greenhouse gases rose by 2.3 percent in 2013, reaching a record high, highlighting that the world is still far from being able to control global warming.
However, the average growth rate in the last decade was 2.5 percent. Much of this small decline can be attributed to the economic slowdown in China, which is the single largest source of emissions in the world. I mean, we do not know if the galloping pace of recent years rearguard when the economy starts to grow again. As a counterpoint, in the United States have increased emissions by 2.9 percent after declining in recent years gained.