US energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reached 5.27 billion metric tons in 2018, a 2.7% jump from its 2017 level, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Higher natural gas-related emissions resulting from more extreme summer and winter weather and growth in transportation-related petroleum emissions were listed as the main reasons for the spike. Coal-related CO2 emissions declined by 4% in 2018, making it he only fossil fuel with lower CO2 emissions in 2018. What do you think about the numbers?
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