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Persistent growth of CO2 emissions and implications for reaching climate targets

Friedlingstein , P.; Andrew, Robbie M; Rogelj, J.; Peters, G.P.; Canadell, Josep G.; Knutti, R.; Luderer, G.; Raupach, Michael; Schaeffer, M.; van Vuuren, D.P.; Le Quere, C.

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Efforts to limit climate change below a given temperature level require that global emissions of CO2 cumulated over time remain below a limited quota. This quota varies depending on the temperature level, the desired probability of staying below this level and the contributions of other gases. In spite of this restriction, global emissions of CO2 from fossil fuel combustion and cement production have continued to grow by 2.5% per year on average over the past decade. Two thirds of the CO2...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/69272
Source: Nature Geoscience
DOI: 10.1038/NGEO2248

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