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By Lutz Wicke

This balanced research provides information from the ‘climate-protection front’. at the down-side, neither the present 'Kyoto-Protocol' weather defense approach with (legally binding) commitments by means of significant nations to lessen or restrict their greenhouse gasoline emissions nor numerous proposals for making improvements to the dedication approach are in a position to assembly the final word goal 'to hinder harmful anthropogenic interference with the weather system'. at the up-side, through enforcing the GCCS, it seems that the last word weather security aim quoted may be completed, that constructing and newly industrialized nations should be built-in into the security procedure by way of fitting a 'fair procedure' in accordance with the democratic precept of 'one guy – one weather emission right', and that no industrialized kingdom nor its shoppers of fossil fuels should be overburdened. similar to all proposed climate-protection schemes, super excessive hurdles should be triumph over whilst enforcing the GCCS. even if, because of its vital advantages and its structural components, there exists nonetheless a small probability that mankind will be ready to hinder harmful weather change.

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145 and following, above all, p. 151 and following. In the case of socio-economic conditions with a particularly adverse effect on climate (such as strong growth of the world’s economy and population, strong use of fossil fuels), the climate mitigation costs necessary to achieve such a stabilization are substantially higher than in the case of sustainable development (for example, constant world population, structural change towards a service and information society). (Ibidem, p. 23 and p. ) 21 Ibidem, p.

E. a total score of 18 points for the economic criterion, is broken down as shown in Table 2. The actual score for every single criterion results from the assessment of how remote the climate protection target in question is from complete fulfillment of the sub-criteria. D Evaluation of “Technical Applicability” Technical and political applicability criteria also have an important role to play for the implementation capability and acceptance of a system. e. a maximum of 8 points in the overall evaluation of the system in question.

For the purposes of our discussion in Sect. D, this means that a climate protection system must, with a high probability, be capable of keeping carbon dioxide emissions during the 21st century and thereafter on balance below the 550 ppm concentration scenario established by the WRI34 described therein. In Chap. ” In order to achieve this stabilization target, it is not only necessary for a system to be designed in such a manner that this concentration scenario can be achieved under certain conditions and subject to certain forms of behavior of most members of the community of nations.

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