The 2 Key Reasons the World Can’t Reverse Climate Emissions

New figures show we’re using more energy and still pumping out more emissions — so why aren’t we moving the dial?

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The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in California, shuttered in 2013, is shown here in 2008. Photo: Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

By James Temple

Global energy demand and related carbon emissions both rose again in 2018, according to new figures out this week.

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