Plumes of smoke rise Nov. 28 from Europe’s largest lignite power plant in Belchatow, central Poland. After several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide surged in 2018 with the largest jump in seven years, discouraged scientists announced Wednesday. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Plumes of smoke rise Nov. 28 from Europe’s largest lignite power plant in Belchatow, central Poland. After several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide surged in 2018 with the largest jump in seven years, discouraged scientists announced Wednesday. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Climate reality check: Global carbon pollution up in 2018

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