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Global Warming and the Coming Peaks in Oil, Gas and Coal Production
Carbon Mitigation Scenarios for the Next 100 Years

Bruce Hodge

This talk presents plausible scenarios for the depletion of the remainder of our carbon-based energy sources over the next 250 years.

It introduces the concept of stabilization wedges, which can be used to quantify the effects of mitigation strategies for global warming.

It then looks at the effects of applying different quantities of wedges over a hundred-year period and models the impact of various implementation delay times. It also examines per capita impacts.

The modeling results point to a period of falling energy services per capita after a peak in about 25 years if we seriously begin efforts to mitigate carbon emissions in order to prevent climate destabilization.
Global Warming and the Coming Peaks in Oil, Gas and Coal Production
Carbon Mitigation Scenarios for the Next 100 Years

Bruce Hodge

This talk presents plausible scenarios for the depletion of the remainder of our carbon-based energy sources over the next 250 years.

It introduces the concept of stabilization wedges, which can be used to quantify the effects of mitigation strategies for global warming.

It then looks at the effects of applying different quantities of wedges over a hundred-year period and models the impact of various implementation delay times. It also examines per capita impacts.

The modeling results point to a period of falling energy services per capita after a peak in about 25 years if we seriously begin efforts to mitigate carbon emissions in order to prevent climate destabilization.

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Global Warming and the Coming Peaks inOil, Gas and Coal Production
Carbon Mitigation Scenarios for the Next 100 Years
Bruce HodgeJune, 2006
 
Global Warming
Introduction
It’s a fact that our world is warming.Scientific consensus:
 –Global warming is primarily induced by human activities, principallybecause of greenhouse gas emissions from combustion of fossil fuels. –Increased greenhouse gas emissions will result in increased averageglobal temperatures.
Atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases are the highestin at least 650,000 years (as measured by Antarctic ice coresamples)*Our energy future choices and global warming are inextricablylinked.What are our options?
* Science 25 November 2005: Vol. 310. no. 5752, pp. 1317 -1321 (recent pressreports (2006-Sep) indicate this has been extended to 800,000 years)
 
Global Warming
Presentation overview
CO
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emissions and global warmingMitigation of CO
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emissions using stabilizationwedges100 year emissions / mitigation scenarios
 –Projected resource depletion curves for Oil, Gas, Coal Projected CO
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emissions –Projected atmospheric CO
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concentrations –Wedge mitigation scenarios –Per capita impacts
Conclusions

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