"The world may be barreling towards climate disaster but rapidly
eliminating planet-heating emissions means global temperatures could
stabilize within just a couple of decades, scientists say.
For many years it was assumed that further global heating would be
locked in for generations even if emissions were rapidly cut. Climate
models run by scientists on future temperatures were based on a certain
carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere. If this remained at the
current high level there would be runaway climate disaster, with
temperatures continuing to rise even if emissions were reduced because
of a lag time before greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere.
But more recent understanding of the implications of getting to net zero
emissions is giving hope that the warming could be more swiftly curtailed."
Via Glyn Moody, who wrote "well, that gives us an incentive"
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics