Researcher: 20th century-like global temperature could be restored by the year 2400: Pre-industrial temp by 2900

More than 100% of human CO2 must be removed.

From Environmental Research Web:

With a middle-of-the-road scenario for carbon dioxide removal, however, a 20th century-like climate could be restored by the late 24th or early 25th century, MacDougall found. But simulated surface air temperature would still be above the pre-industrial temperature by the end of the 30th century, even for the fastest carbon removal scenario he modelled, as oceans gradually release their stored heat.

Restoring climate will require removal of more carbon from the atmosphere than was originally emitted by man, MacDougall said. In some scenarios, 115-190% of anthropogenic emissions will need to be sequestered.

3 thoughts on “Researcher: 20th century-like global temperature could be restored by the year 2400: Pre-industrial temp by 2900”

  1. And! Really, if there were no bad humans the sky wouldn’t fall….I bet there are discussions on how to eliminate humans.

  2. Beyond the absurdity of projecting climate or weather several hundred years out, why would anyone want the climate to return to the pre-industrial condition? That’s when Malthus was sure that people would always expand faster than food and misery would result.
    “…as oceans gradually release their stored heat…” represents part of our climate mechanism that moderates it greatly. It’s a form of negative feedback, not positive, as the excerpt seems to imply.

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