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Assumptions of Spontaneous Decarbonization in the IPCC AR 5 Baseline Scenarios

  title={Assumptions of Spontaneous Decarbonization in the IPCC AR 5 Baseline Scenarios},
  author={Samantha Stevenson},
Projections of future climate change depend upon future anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. In preparation for its Fifth Assessment Report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change implemented a new approach to generating emissions scenarios, called ‘Representative Concentration Pathways’ (RCPs), which replace the scenarios in the ‘Special Report on Emissions Scenarios’ (SRES). The RCPs are designed to provide a range of emissions consistent with a particular radiative imbalance, but… Expand
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