CO2 levels rising at fastest rate since 1984: report

September 9, 2014 11:03 AM

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CO2 levels rising at fastest rate since 1984: report

Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere between 2012 and 2013 grew at their fastest rate since 1984. The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says that it highlights the need for a global climate treaty.

But the UK's energy secretary Ed Davey said that any such agreement might not contain legally binding emissions cuts, as has been previously envisaged.

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