New studies indicate that to avert a climate crisis will take immediate action and that carbon emissions must be brought to zero now.
Using advanced computer models to factor in deep-sea warming and other aspects of the carbon cycle that naturally creates and removes carbon dioxide (CO2), the scientists, from countries including the United States, Canada and Germany, are delivering a simple message: The world must bring carbon emissions down to near zero to keep temperatures from rising further.
“The question is, what if we don’t want the Earth to warm anymore?” asked Carnegie Institution senior scientist Ken Caldeira, co-author of a paper published last week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. “The answer implies a much more radical change to our energy system than people are thinking about.”
Meanwhile we have record coal exports in the US to meet increased energy demands. The battle is looming…. renewable energy and distributed generation has to be implemented as soon as possible.