The global recession managed to reduce the trend level of world greenhouse gas emissions and buy us all a bit more time to ward off planetary doom. That’s not the good way to avoid climate catastrophe, but it’s something. Now, though, Brad Plumer’s got the International Energy Agency data that says the breathing room is gone and we’re back on trend:
This is developed world growth + no global agreement on emissions.
I should have noted that this chart comes originally from Dana Nuccitelli at Skeptical Science.