Earth has 30 years before carbon budget is blown

Earth has 30 years before carbon budget is blown

Governments have 30 years left before the chance of avoiding dangerous levels of global warming is lost, say scientists in the new report Global Carbon Budget. They warn that at current emission rates the levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases will lock in warming of above 2C by the mid-2040s. And despite global calls to curb fossil fuel use, last year the scientists say emissions from fossil fuel combustion and cement grew 2.3% to a record high of 36.1 billion tonnes.

The research, based on three peer reviewed papers released this year, is published in the annual Global Carbon Budget study, which receives funding from the governments of Australia, Japan and Norway.

Fonte: Responding to Climate Change

Data: September 2014

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