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Stabilization Wedges
Tackling the Climate Problem with Existing Technologies
This presentation is based on the “Stabilization Wedges” concept first presented in
"Stabilization Wedges: Solving the Climate Problem for the next 50 Years with Current Technologies,” S. Pacala and R. Socolow, Science, August
13, 2004.
Please credit the Carbon Mitigation Initiative, Princeton University
Billions of Tons
Carbon Emitted per
Year
Historical
emissions
0
8
16
1950 2000 2050 2100
Historical Emissions
1.6
Interim Goal
Billions of Tons
Carbon Emitted per
Year
Historical
emissions Flat path
Stabilization
Triangle
0
8
16
1950 2000 2050 2100
The Stabilization Triangle
1.6
Interim Goal
Billions of Tons
Carbon Emitted per
Year
Historical
emissions Flat path
Stabilization
Triangle
0
8
16
1950 2000 2050 2100
The Stabilization Triangle
~850 ppm
Easier CO2target
Billions of Tons
Carbon Emitted per
Year
16
Stabilization Wedges
16 GtC/y
Eight “wedges”

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