"Emerging Economies Nearing Half of Global Warming Emissions"

"Total greenhouse gas emissions by China and other emerging nations since 1850 will surpass those of rich nations this decade, complicating U.N. talks about who is most to blame for global warming, a study showed on Thursday."

"Developing nations accounted for 48 percent of cumulative emissions from 1850 to 2010, according to the study by the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, research group Ecofys and the European Commission's Joint Research Center.

'Somewhere in the current decade the share of the cumulative historical emissions of developing countries will surpass that of developed countries,' a statement said.

Developing nations' emissions are rising fast and the report predicted that their share of cumulative emissions would reach 51 percent by 2020."

Alister Doyle reports for Reuters November 1, 2013.

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Source: Reuters, 11/01/2013