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2013-10-07. How to Slice a Global Carbon Pie?

posted Oct 8, 2013, 8:54 AM by Alan Gould
For GSS Climate Change chapter 10. Excerpt:  ...the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change... report released in Stockholm on Sept. 27 was their fifth since 1990, .... In its draft form, the fought-over paragraph declared that, to have the best chance of not exceeding the international target for global warming of 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, society can burn no more than about 1 trillion tons of carbon, in the form of fossil fuels, and spew the resulting gases into the atmosphere. More than half that carbon budget has been used already. ...At the rate things are going, we will exceed the budget in 30 years or fewer. .... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/08/science/how-to-slice-a-global-carbon-pie.html. Justin Gillis, The New York Times.