Global Carbon Budget Infographic 2018 (IMAGE) University of East Anglia Caption Global carbon emissions are set to hit an all-time high in 2018 -- according to researchers at the University of East Anglia and the Global Carbon Project. A projected rise of more than 2 per cent has been driven by a solid growth in coal use for the second year in a row, and sustained growth in oil and gas use. Credit Global Carbon Project Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.