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

Overall, the world is spewing about 1,300 tons of carbon dioxide into the air every second.

You must sign in or register to continue reading content.

More in Nation-World

Stifling heat rules weekend for two-thirds of the Lower 48

The heat index is predicted to reach 110 to 115 degrees or higher across some populated areas.

Germany marks 75th anniversary of plot to kill Hitler

Claus von Stauffenberg tried to kill Hitler with a bomb, but a table blocked the the blast.

Nadler: Mueller hearing to air evidence of Trump wrongdoing

Republicans pledged sharp questioning of the special counsel Wednesday.

In some states, GOP sees the recall as its way back to power

Has become part of the toolkit for Republicans seeking a do-over of election results.

Military studies ‘hyperfit’ women who pass grueling courses

Army medical researchers hope to uncover answers in a just-launched voluntary study.

Heat and humidity grip East Coast as Midwest gets reprieve

Cooler weather in the Midwest settling in Monday and Tuesday also could bring severe storms.

1960s prankster Paul Krassner, who named Yippies, dies at 87

Movement briefly became notorious for such stunts as running a pig for president.

Artists withdraw from NYC museum show over tear gas link

Board member Warren Kanders is owner of the Safariland Group, which sells body armor and tear gas.

Most Read