40 YEAR DELAY

Possibly adds 0.9 degrees Celcius

Adds 0.7 degrees Celcius

30 to 50 years from now.

Already have 0.8 degrees Celcius increase today.

2014

2054

2100

Totals a 2.4 degrees Celcius increase.

With the CO2 released today,

90% of heat goes into the oceans.

Resultant heat rise in atmosphere happens 30 to 50 years later 

IF EMISSIONS STOPPED TODAY

 

We would still get a 2.4 degree temperature increase at the end of the century.

BUT emissions aren't stopping.

 

Add another 1 degree celcius to this for the CO2 released if we took emergency measures to stop all of it.

 

This is locked in. It will be very hard to stop this. Reference link

 

 

 

AEROSOLS are mainly human pollution. Fine particles released into the atmosphere largely from burning fossil fuels. They have a cooling effect but are short lived. When we stop burning fossil fuels, we stop producing aerosols and therefore get extra warming.

 

Volcanoes also produce aerosols in the form of sulphur dioxide which cools the planet. This also only stays in the atmosphere for a low number of years.

  CONSEQUENCES :

 

  Severe droughts 

 

  Death of Coral Reefs 

 

  1 metre sea level rise 

  

  More severe storms and    stronger storm surges

 

  Possible runaway climate change 

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE

 

At currrent rates of CO2 going into the atmosphere and oceans, we will have a 4 to 6 degrees temperature rise somewhere around 2100.

 

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