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Carbon Dioxide Emissions Calculated by the Model

Caption: The evolution of the carbon dioxide emissions was calculated by the model (left) and the temporal development of the global mean annual temperature (right). In order to achieve the long-term stabilization of the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration, fossil carbon dioxide emissions must be reduced to around zero by the end of the century. The black lines represent the observed values. (GtC/year = gigatons carbon/year)

Credit: Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

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