Dangerous assumptions

How big is the energy challenge of climate change? The technological advances needed to stabilize carbon-dioxide emissions may be greater than we think, argue Roger Pielke Jr, Tom Wigley and Christopher Green.

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Figure 1: Cumulative emissions.

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Figure 2: Decarbonization discrepancies.

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Pielke, R., Wigley, T. & Green, C. Dangerous assumptions. Nature 452, 531–532 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/452531a

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