Reducing abrupt climate change risk using the Montreal Protocol and other regulatory actions to complement cuts in CO2 emissions

  title={Reducing abrupt climate change risk using the Montreal Protocol and other regulatory actions to complement cuts in CO2 emissions},
  author={Mario Molina and Durwood Zaelke and K. Madhava Sarma and Stephen Oliver Andersen and Veerabhadran Ramanathan and Donald W. Kaniaru},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={20616 - 20621}
Current emissions of anthropogenic greenhouse gases (GHGs) have already committed the planet to an increase in average surface temperature by the end of the century that may be above the critical threshold for tipping elements of the climate system into abrupt change with potentially irreversible and unmanageable consequences. This would mean that the climate system is close to entering if not already within the zone of “dangerous anthropogenic interference” (DAI). Scientific and policy… Expand
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