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Main Title Are carbon dioxide emissions rising more rapidly than expected [electronic resource] /
Author Leggett, Jane A.
Publisher Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress,
Place Published Washington, D.C.
Year Published 2008
Report Number RS22970
OCLC Number 268675303
Subject Added Ent Carbon dioxide--Measurement.; Greenhouse gases--Measurement.; Global warming--Measurement.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBM POD Internet only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/10/2008
Collation [6] p. : digital, PDF file.
Notes "October 17, 2008." Title taken from title screen (viewed June 12, 2007).
Contents Notes At least one recent report and numerous news articles suggest that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are rising more rapidly than expected. This contention is often made by comparing recent emissions estimates with the greenhouse gas (GHG) scenarios published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2000. While CO2 emissions associated with human activities continue to rise -- and may be worthy of alarm because of their influence on climate change -- any short-term comparisons between actual emissions and IPCC scenarios miss the mark. First, the IPCC scenarios explicitly are not predictions. Second, the IPCC scenarios are meant to represent different possible GHG trajectories over many decades, and represent smooth emissions paths averaged over at least 10 years. Just as the actual weather over a few years is not necessarily representative of long-term climate, variability of emissions over one or several years is not necessarily representative of long-term trends. Nonetheless, monitoring of CO2 emissions and concentrations, and analysis of the factors driving changes, is important to designing and evaluating policies to address climate change.
Access Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Author Added Ent
Logan, Jeffrey.
Corporate Au Added Ent Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
PUB Date Free Form 2008
Series Title Traced CRS report for Congress ; RS22970
BIB Level m
Medium electronic resource
OCLC Time Stamp 20081103133257
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 02399nam 2200349Ka 45020