The limits to global‐warming mitigation by terrestrial carbon removal

@article{Boysen2017TheLT,
  title={The limits to global‐warming mitigation by terrestrial carbon removal},
  author={Lena R. Boysen and Wolfgang Lucht and Dieter Gerten and Vera Heck and Timothy M. Lenton and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber},
  journal={Earth's Future},
  year={2017},
  volume={5}
}
Massive near‐term greenhouse gas emissions reduction is a precondition for staying “well below 2°C” global warming as envisaged by the Paris Agreement. Furthermore, extensive terrestrial carbon dioxide removal (tCDR) through managed biomass growth and subsequent carbon capture and storage is required to avoid temperature “overshoot” in most pertinent scenarios. Here, we address two major issues: First, we calculate the extent of tCDR required to “repair” delayed or insufficient emissions… 

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