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Global Energy and CO2 to the Year 2050

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  • Joe Edmonds
  • John Reilly

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One of the important by-products of the combustion of fossil fuels is carbon dioxide (C02), a nontoxic, colorless gas with a faintly pungent odor and acid taste. Carbon dioxide is not commonly thought of as a pollutant. Rather, COs plays an important role in the determination of the global climate. The presence of C02 in the atmosphere produces a "green-house effect," allowing incoming sunlight to penetrate but trapping heatradiated back from earth. Man's ability to significantly affect COs levels through use of fossil fuel gives rise to the possibility of climate change atunprecedented rates.

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Article provided by International Association for Energy Economics in its journal The Energy Journal.

Volume (Year): Volume 4 (1983)
Issue (Month): Number 3 ()
Pages: 21-48

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Handle: RePEc:aen:journl:1983v04-03-a03

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  1. Kelly, David L. & Kolstad, Charles D., 1999. "Bayesian learning, growth, and pollution," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 23(4), pages 491-518, February.
  2. Edmonds, Jae & Wise, Marshall & Barns, David W, 1995. "Carbon coalitions : The cost and effectiveness of energy agreements to alter trajectories of atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 23(4-5), pages 309-335.
  3. David I. Stern & Frank Jotzo & Leo Dobes, 2013. "The Economics of Global Climate Change: A Historical Literature Review," CCEP Working Papers 1307, Centre for Climate Economics & Policy, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
  4. Boone, Laurence & Hall, Stephen & Kemball-Cook, David, 1996. "Endogenous technical progress in fossil fuel demand: The case of France," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 18(2), pages 141-155, April.

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