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Warming World: Impacts by Degree

Dr. Susan Solomon, Senior Scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration spoke at NREL on the outcome of the National Academy Committee on Climate Stabilization Targets, which she chaired. In her talk, she covered three points:

  • How future climate changes and impacts are related to increases in manmade greenhouse gases.
  • What would happen if we reduced emissions, and how long the impacts are expected to last (time scales of decades and centuries).
  • The issue of climate over many thousands of years.