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2010 with record CO2 emission

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When the United Nations comes together in Durban, South Africa, at the end of this month for the next Climate Change Conference, representatives will be faced with some really bad news: The preliminary report from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, based at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, indicates that the global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record.

The figures for 2010 mean that levels of greenhouse gases are even higher than the worst case scenario outlined by climate experts just four years ago. "It's a big jump," the Associated Press quotes Tom Boden, director of the Energy Department's Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, as saying. "From an emissions standpoint, the global financial crisis seems to be over."

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