Are Carbon Dioxide Emissions Rising More Rapidly Than Expected?

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At least one recent report and numerous news articles suggest that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are rising more rapidly than expected. While CO2 emissions associated with human activities continue to rise -- and may be worthy of alarm because of their influence on climate change -- any short-term comparisons between actual emissions and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) scenarios miss the mark. This report analyzes this issue and the issues associated with IPCC scenarios and trajectories. It also describes the importance of monitoring CO2 emissions and analyzing the factors and forces behind increasing CO2 emissions.

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Creation Date: October 17, 2008
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
Environmental Policy Collection
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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: October 17, 2008
  • : October 27, 2008
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At least one recent report and numerous news articles suggest that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are rising more rapidly than expected. While CO2 emissions associated with human activities continue to rise -- and may be worthy of alarm because of their influence on climate change -- any short-term comparisons between actual emissions and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) scenarios miss the mark. This report analyzes this issue and the issues associated with IPCC scenarios and trajectories. It also describes the importance of monitoring CO2 emissions and analyzing the factors and forces behind increasing CO2 emissions.

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6 pages.

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Keyword(s): emissions
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Environmental Policy Collection
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Resource Type: Report
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