To Cap or Not to Cap?

28 03 2009

It doesn’t seem like much of a question after you see this:

THE ‘NO POLICY’ GAMBLE (2002 V. 2009)
2002 2009
No Policy - 2002 No Policy - 2009
These wheels assume a scenario in which “no policy” action is taken to try to curb the global emissions of greenhouse gases. In the previous wheel the likelihood of exceeding 5°C was about 4%, but in the new wheels that likelihood is 57%.
MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2009.
THE ‘POLICY ACTION’ GAMBLE (2002 V. 2009)
2002 2009
Policy - 2002 Policy - 2009
If greenhouse gas emissions are controlled to relatively low levels then the Earth systems feedbacks are much lower, but there is no longer any possibility of less than 1°C warming.
MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2009.
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