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TitleCO{sub 2} Emission Calculations and Trends
Author(s)Boden, T. A.; Marland, G.; Andres, R. J.
Publication DateJune 1995
Report NumberCONF-9506112--4
Unique IdentifierACC0253
Other NumbersLegacy ID: DE96005541; OSTI ID: 204651
Research OrgOak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), TN (USA); Alaska University, Fairbanks, AK (United States). Institute of Northern Engineering
Contract NoAC05-84OR21400
Sponsoring OrgUSDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Other InformationEnvironmental Protection Agency (EPA) Symposium on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Mitigation Research, Washington, DC (United States), 27-29 Jun 1995
Subject54 Environmental Sciences; Carbon Dioxide; Ecological Concentration; Research Programs; Emission; Greenhouse Effect; Compiled Data; Information Systems; Computer Calculations; Environmental Impacts
Related Web PagesDOE Scientists Contribute to 2007 Nobel Peace Prize about Climate Change
AbstractEvidence that the atmospheric CO{sub 2}concentration has risen during the past several decades is irrefutable. Most of the observed increase in atmospheric CO{sub 2} is believed to result from CO{sub 2} releases from fossil-fuel burning. The United Nations (UN) Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC), signed in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992, reflects global concern over the increasing CO{sub 2} concentration and its potential impact on climate. One of the convention`s stated objectives was the stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. Specifically, the FCCC asked all 154 signing countries to conduct an inventory of their current greenhouse gas emissions, and it set nonbinding targets for some countries to control emissions by stabilizing them at 1990 levels by the year 2000. Given the importance of CO{sub 2} as a greenhouse gas, the relationship between CO{sub 2} emissions and increases in atmospheric CO{sub 2} levels, and the potential impacts of a greenhouse gas-induced climate change; it is important that comprehensive CO{sub 2} emissions records be compiled, maintained, updated, and documented.
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