Will "Peak Coal" Limit Warming?

Pease, Craig M.
September 2008
Environmental Forum;Sep/Oct2008, Vol. 25 Issue 5, p18
The article discusses the rapid increase in Earth's temperature in the advent of global climate change ensued by the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels due to heavy and uncontrolled emissions. It states that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has concluded a 3-degree Celsius temperature increase for each atmospheric carbon dioxide. It also explores on the various speculative analyses that point to the peak of oil and coal productions over the years. It adds that while the relationship between the atmospheric carbon dioxide and climate change has been known, there is no established data that accounts to the certainties of available fossil fuel that remained underground and will be available for burning in the years to come.


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