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One Planet: Global Carbon Emissions Hit A Record High In 2019

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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019 file photo, rush-hour traffic heads west, right, and east, left, along the Schuylkill Expressway in Philadelphia

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll speak Professor Rob Jackson, chair of the Global Carbon Project at Stanford University, about Carbon Budget 2019, which projects that this year, global carbon dioxide emissions from coal, oil and natural gas are set to hit another record high. 

Coal is down 10 percent this year, but natural gas and oil use is growing. What will it take to tackle this crisis?


Rob Jackson, earth systems scientist at Stanford University and director of the Global Carbon Project

Web Resources:

Stanford News: Global carbon emissions growth slows, but hits record high

Science: Greenhouse gas emissions to set new record this year, but rate of growth shrinks

LA Times: Q&A: Carbon emissions will reach record high in 2019, thanks to the burning of fossil fuels


Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.