Cumulative CO2 emissions: shifting international responsibilities for climate debt

  title={Cumulative CO2 emissions: shifting international responsibilities for climate debt},
  author={W. J. Wouter Botzen and Jeff Gowdy and Joris Van den Bergh},
  journal={Climate Policy},
  pages={569 - 576}
In contrast to many discussions based on annual emissions, this article presents calculations and projections of cumulative contributions to the stock of atmospheric CO2 by the major players, China, Europe, India, Japan and the USA, for the period 1900–2080. Although relative contributions to the climate problem are changing dramatically, notably due to the rapid industrialization of China, long-term responsibilities for enhanced global warming have not been transparently quantified in the… Expand
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