Stabilization Wedges

To get on track to avoiding dramatic climate change, the world must avoid emitting about 200 billion tons of carbon, or eight 25 billion ton wedges, over the next 50 years.

This is the heart of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative's (CMI) Stabilization Wedges concept, a simple framework for understanding both the carbon emissions cuts needed to avoid dramatic climate change and the tools already available to do so.

Since the wedges concept is ... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Alexander Rose - Jun 7, 2010 - 12:42 PM PDT
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by Jon Mitchell - Jun. 11, 2010

This is a great report on the need to mitigate carbon emissions, and it's made even greater by coming attached to an interactive educational tool.

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Fabrice Florin
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by Fabrice Florin - Jun. 7, 2010

Informative report on the scope of carbon emissions cuts needed to avoid dramatic climate change, with a helpful introduction to tools and resources for reaching that goal. This academic publication from Princeton's Carbon Mitigation Initiative offers some good factual information, but doesn't provide other viewpoints on this topic. A worthwhile read on the concept of stabilization wedges.

After reading this quick introduction, try some of the other stories featured on our energy page: http://newstrust.net/topics/energy

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Kaizar Campwala
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by Kaizar Campwala - Jun. 11, 2010

A good way of understanding the role of various technologies from a macro perspective.

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Alexander Rose
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by Alexander Rose - Jun. 7, 2010

The "Climate Wedges" principle is the basis for understanding how we might use low carbon energy sources to offset coal and oil for the future. This work was done at Princeton by Socolow et al and this well done interactive site gives a good overview, intro, source info, and even allows you to play the "wedges game" Very well done.

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