Unformatted text preview: Global industrial growth carbon growth (tied to economy (?)) Year 2050 – 8-9 billion people Project into future – 43% per year CO2 being absorbed by atmosphere, people think that will stop with saturation 2050 Go into all-out effort to limit CO2 going into atmosphere? Holding emissions constant (“Confront Fossil Fuel”/decline in deforestation) – can actually decrease emissions “Central Trend” - still an improvement (talks fast, hard to understand… throws out a lot of numbers that don’t mean a lot but also has good real world examples to remind us (C atoms in 1 exhalation)) Even if we held today’s CO2 emissions constant, we’d still be a couple decades behind (a couple more decades of warming) because of time for ocean to cool?-Need a much more radical approach, only reducing fossil fuel, etc will work – trends diverge around 2050, that’s the critical time ( must be concerned now! ) – need technology to improve...
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- Spring '08
- CO2 emissions, cycle CO2 data, active biosphere Biosphere, Global Carbon Conundrum, Prof. Tyler Volk