Is it too late to stabilise the global climate?

Quiggin, John (2013) Is it too late to stabilise the global climate?. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 57 1: 1-14. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8489.2012.00617.x

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Author Quiggin, John
Title Is it too late to stabilise the global climate?
Journal name Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1364-985X
Publication date 2013-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8489.2012.00617.x
Open Access Status
Volume 57
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract Assessment of the feasibility of stabilising the global climate requires consideration of trajectories for emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. This study presents a simple and robust analysis of feasible emissions trajectories. Consideration of feasible trajectories suggests that if the current pace of mitigation efforts is sustained, the likely outcome will be stabilisation at concentrations close to 500 parts per million. Such an outcome will imply a higher than 50 per cent probability of substantial damage from climate change and an enhanced risk of a catastrophic outcome.
Keyword Climate change and greenhouse
Environmental policy
Environmental and ecological economics
Fixed proportions
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Presidential address presented at the 56th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Fremantle WA, Australia, 8–10 February 2012.

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