Carbon Dioxide, Climate and Society: Proceedings of an IIASA Workshop, February 21-24, 1978

Williams, J. (1978). Carbon Dioxide, Climate and Society: Proceedings of an IIASA Workshop, February 21-24, 1978. Oxford: Pergamon Press. ISBN 9781483159355


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A workshop was held at IIASA in February 1978, cosponsored by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), UNEP, and the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE), to discuss questions associated with carbon dioxide (CO2) produced by the combustion of fossil fuels, its impact on climate and environment, and the implications of present knowledge on these questions for energy strategies. The Workshop considered three major aspects of the "the CO2 problem". Firstly, the biogeochemical carbon cycle was discussed as a background for predicting future atmospheric concentrations of CO2 given a knowledge of inputs. Secondly, the present state of knowledge regarding the impacts of increased atmospheric CO2 concentrations on climate and environment was examined. Thirdly, the implications of our present knowledge (and lack of knowledge) of the first two aspects with regard to decisionmaking on energy strategies were analyzed. The material presented in the Proceedings forms the basis for a continuing study of the climate constraints of the fossil fuel option and a comparison of the options.

Item Type: Book
Research Programs: Energy Program (ENP)
Bibliographic Reference: Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
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