A low-carbon future starts here

Brahic, Catherine
November 2009
New Scientist;11/7/2009, Vol. 204 Issue 2733, p12
The article focuses on the efforts of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to avoid climate change. Climate scientists calculated that if people emit no more than 750,000 megatonnes in total, they will have a 75 per cent chance of limiting global warming to 2 °C. It could cost the poorest nations hundreds of billions of dollars a year to curb their emissions and adapt to inevitable climate change. The budget could come from rich nations buying carbon offsets to meet their emissions targets.


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