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April 19, 2007 06:43PM
http://in.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2007-04-19T182132Z_01_NOOTR_RTRJONC_0_India-294813-1.xml&archived=False

World needs to axe greenhouse gases by 80 pct

The world will have to axe greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050, more deeply than planned, to have an even chance of curbing global warming in line with European Union goals, researchers said on Thursday.

Even tough long-term curbs foreseen by the EU or California fall short of reductions needed to avert a 2 degrees Celsius temperature rise over pre-industrial times, seen by the EU as a threshold for "dangerous change", they said.

"If we are to have a 50 percent chance of meeting a 2 Celsius target we would have to cut global emissions by 80 percent by 2050," Nathan Rive of the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research in Oslo told Reuters.

"Any delay in implementing emissions reductions will make a 2 degree target practically unreachable," he and colleague Steffen Kallbekken wrote of findings to be published in the journal Climatic Change.

The EU reckons that there would be dangerous disruptions to the climate such as ever more droughts, heatwaves, floods and rising seas beyond a 2 C ceiling. Temperatures already rose by about 0.7 Celsius in the 20th century.

An 80 percent global cut would mean rich nations, responsible for most heat-trapping emissions from fossil fuels burnt by power plants, factories and cars, would have to axe emissions by about 95 percent below 2000 levels by 2050.............

Thats 95% reductions for the US by 2050! Considering humanities love of economic systems based on endless growth, and the masses of humanity that will continue to rush headlong towards achieving the kind of affluency we enjoy here in the US, does anyone really believe anything close to those kinds of reductions will be achieved, before we reach the cliffs of major crisis worldwide?
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