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What if there is no safe CO2 level?

Wells, Peter Erskine 2005. What if there is no safe CO2 level? Comment and Analysis, Cardiff: The Centre For Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society.

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Abstract

Almost every day that passes provides three critical types of news with respect to the science of global warming. The first type of news is of the form ‘It is a lot more complicated that we at first thought’. This in itself is bad enough. The second type of news is of the form ‘It is a lot worse than we thought’. This compounds the gloom. The third type of news tends to be ‘Oh, we never expected that to happen’. Just when you thought things were as bad as they could get, they get worse. Now the distributed computing project, climateprediction.net, has come up with the most alarming assessment yet: there is no ‘safe’ level of carbon dioxide emissions and, on current forecasts, eventually temperature increases will be double those initially expected. On the same day, in a ‘moderate’ speech meant to embrace US concerns, the UK Prime Minister announced that economic growth could not and would not be constrained by concerns over global warming. What does this conflict of opinions mean for sustainability?

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS)
Business (Including Economics)
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Publisher: The Centre For Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:28
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/39706

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