18 Sep '12, 9pm

Policy blog: New research shows what's needed to stop dangerous climate change

New research shows what's needed to stop dangerous climate change Is it too late to stop dangerous climate change without geoengineering? This is probably the question now most often asked of climate scientists and campaigners. It is also the focus of new research just published by the Met Office and others. The Met office report says that to give a 50:50 chance of avoiding a 2 degrees global temperature increase requires a global peak in emissions by 2016 and emissions reductions of 3.5 per cent every year afterwards. It also says the lowest we can keep global temperature rises to is 1.6 degrees but to do so would require global emissions peaking at 2014, a 4.5 per cent per year reduction in emissions after this date and the highest level of negative emissions possible. Negative emissions are taking carbon out of the air. This research obviously raises a number of importa...

Full article: http://www.foe.co.uk/blog/met_37224.html

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