UK Research: Net Zero Emissions Would Stabilize Climate!

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Rising seas, ocean acidification, melting ice caps, raging forest fires, melting tundra – everywhere you look, the news about climate change and the effects of a warming planet is bad. The world’s nations are continuing to spew billions of tons of carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere despite all their happy talk about meeting the “Spirit” of the accords they signed in Paris in 2015.

Is there no respite from the dire news, no relief from the constant drumbeat of bad news and apocalyptic projections? The conventional wisdom among climate scientists has long been that if we stopped all carbon emissions today, the climate would continue to warm for decades or even centuries.

At the time, Covering Climate Now reported the idea that global warming could stop relatively quickly after emissions go to zero was a “Game-changing new scientific understanding.”