COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Economic impacts of carbon dioxide and methane released from thawing permafrost
Description: If greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase at current rates, Arctic warming will lead to the widespread thawing of permafrost and the release of hundreds of billions of tons of CO2 and billions of tons of CH4 into the atmosphere. So far there have been no estimates of the possible extra economic impacts from permafrost emissions of CO2 and CH4. Here scientists use the default PAGE09 integrated assessment model to show the range of possible global economic impacts if this CO2 and CH4 is released into the atmosphere on top of the anthropogenic emissions from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change scenario A1B and three other scenarios. [Source: Nature Climate Change]
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Source: Nature Climate Change
Publish Date: 1/1/2016
Reading Level: Expert
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