Stabilizing climate requires near‐zero emissions

  title={Stabilizing climate requires near‐zero emissions},
  author={H. Damon Matthews and Ken Caldeira},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
Current international climate mitigation efforts aim to stabilize levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. However, human‐induced climate warming will continue for many centuries, even after atmospheric CO2 levels are stabilized. In this paper, we assess the CO2 emissions requirements for global temperature stabilization within the next several centuries, using an Earth system model of intermediate complexity. We show first that a single pulse of carbon released into the atmosphere… 

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