22 Sep '11, 12pm

EIA predicts a grim future for carbon emissions via @grist

EIA predicts a grim future for carbon emissions via @grist

Cross-posted from Climate Progress . The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) issued its "International Energy Outlook " this week. For anyone concerned about the uncontrolled rise in carbon emissions -- the primary heat-trapping gas fueling dangerous global warming -- it paints a very grim future. Under a business-as-usual climate science deniers' fantasy scenario, the EIA projects that global carbon dioxide emissions will rise some 40 percent from 2008 to 2035: Such an emissions path would all but ensure multiple, simultaneous, ever-worsening catastrophes for the nation and the world -- widespread Dust-Bowlification ; multi-foot sea level rise (SLR) followed by SLR of six to 12-plus inches a decade until the planet is ice-free; massive species loss; the ocean turning into large, hot acidified dead zones; and ever-strengthening superstorms. The EIA assumes virtual...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/fossil-fuels/2011-09-22-eia-predicts...

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