This article was written by Alan Robock, distinguished professor of Climate Science at Rutgers University… Whenever I give a talk about global warming, the question asked most often is, "Isn’t the population explosion the root cause of our problems?" The answer is, "Partially." Carbon dioxide emissions, which are the main cause of global warming, depend on the number of people emitting CO2 times the CO2 emission per person. The problem can be solved by reducing the number of people, or by reducing the emissions per person… The 21st Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change will meet in Paris in December 2015, and may take small moves toward mitigation, but so far there have been no global meaningful moves to reduce CO2 emissions, or even the rate of increase of CO2 in the atmosphere.
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