China produces 40% less emissions than world thought


A view of thick smoke billowing from Jinhuarun Chemical Industry plant in a chemical industry park in China.

Harvard research shows China’s coal emissions were miscalculated, but the country remains the world’s largest emitter.

China's carbon emission may be significantly lower that it had been assumed. According to a research published in Nature this week, China has produced around 40% less carbon emissions than estimated.

An ecologist at Harvard University and also lead author of the study Zhu Liu says, that at the beginning of the project they thought that the emissions might actually be higher than estimated. However, the surprising finding doesn't mean China is not the world's largest emitter of carbon dioxide ...

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