Monday, July 25, 2005

The Legacy of Global Warming

Scientists estimate that the two most recent generations contributed 2/3 of the CO2 emissions that are causing  global warming.  If emissions stop today, global temperature will rise by .7C in 2100; if they stop in 2025, global temperature will rise by 1.3Cin 2100; if they are held constant in 2025, global temperature will rise 2.6C in 2100.  No doubt one of our generation's most enduring legacies.  Link: Contributions of past and present human generations to committed warming caused by carbon dioxide -- Friedlingstein and Solomon

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 10.1073/pnas.0504755102

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