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Carbon Emissions Hit a Record High

  • U.S. boosted use of oil as India and China burned more coal
  • IEA report marks a setback for effort to curb global warming
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Carbon emissions from fossil-fuel use hit a record last year after energy demand grew at its fastest pace in a decade, reflecting higher oil consumption in the U.S. and more coal burning in China and India.

Those findings from the International Energy Agency mark a setback for the effort to rein in the pollution blamed for global warming just three years after a landmark deal in Paris where all nations committed to cut emissions.