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What they don’t tell you about climate change I The Economist

Discussion in 'Geography' started by AndrewvanZyl, Nov 17, 2017.

  1. AndrewvanZyl

    AndrewvanZyl Occasional commenter

    https://www.economist.com/news/lead...de-atmosphere-not-enough-it-has-be-sucked-out

    “The Paris agreement assumes, in effect, that the world will find ways to suck CO2 out of the air. That is because, in any realistic scenario, emissions cannot be cut fast enough to keep the total stock of greenhouse gases sufficiently small to limit the rise in temperature successfully. But there is barely any public discussion of how to bring about the extra “negative emissions” needed to reduce the stock of CO2 (and even less about the more radical idea of lowering the temperature by blocking out sunlight). Unless that changes, the promise of limiting the harm of climate change is almost certain to be broken.”

    PS If you find this interesting you may want to take a look at the much longer, detailed article in the same issue of the Economist. You can find that here:

    https://www.economist.com/news/brie.../n/bl/n/20171116n/owned/n/n/nwl/n/n/A/81203/n
     

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