Estimating and tracking the remaining carbon budget for stringent climate targets

  title={Estimating and tracking the remaining carbon budget for stringent climate targets},
  author={Joeri Rogelj and Piers M. Forster and Elmar Kriegler and Christopher J. Smith and Roland S{\'e}f{\'e}rian},
  pages={335 - 342}
Research reported during the past decade has shown that global warming is roughly proportional to the total amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. This makes it possible to estimate the remaining carbon budget: the total amount of anthropogenic carbon dioxide that can still be emitted into the atmosphere while holding the global average temperature increase to the limit set by the Paris Agreement. However, a wide range of estimates for the remaining carbon budget has been… Expand

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