China Poised To Top U.S. As Biggest Cause Of Modern Global Warming

April 13, 2015 11:11 AM

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China Poised To Top U.S. As Biggest Cause Of Modern Global Warming

OSLO, April 13 (Reuters) - China is poised to overtake the United States as the main cause of man-made global warming since 1990, the benchmark year for U.N.-led action, in a historic shift that may raise pressure on Beijing to act.

China's cumulative greenhouse gas emissions since 1990, when governments were becoming aware of climate change, will outstrip those of the United States in 2015 or 2016, according to separate estimates by experts in Norway and the United States.

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