From peak oil to a carbon peak?

While the world may have found a sticking plaster to peak oil, there is little hope of a peak in carbon emissions anytime soon.

Trends in global economic growth and rising CO2 emissions rule out optimism that climate targets can be met, even while the world gets to grip with energy security.

The continuing financial crisis and record high oil prices in 2008 haven't driven a low-carbon revolution which green lobbyists and agencies including the United Nations urged three years ago.

In fact, the opposite seems to be happening.

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