Stabilization Wedges: Solving the Climate Problem for the Next 50 Years with Current Technologies

  title={Stabilization Wedges: Solving the Climate Problem for the Next 50 Years with Current Technologies},
  author={Stephen W. Pacala and Robert Harry Socolow},
  pages={968 - 972}
Humanity already possesses the fundamental scientific, technical, and industrial know-how to solve the carbon and climate problem for the next half-century. A portfolio of technologies now exists to meet the world's energy needs over the next 50 years and limit atmospheric CO2 to a trajectory that avoids a doubling of the preindustrial concentration. Every element in this portfolio has passed beyond the laboratory bench and demonstration project; many are already implemented somewhere at full… 
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