Monday, July 25, 2005
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