Crunch carbon footprint
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Twenty assumptions made to outline the value for a ton of carbon dioxide pollution.
Climate change is occurring.
Climate pollution produced by humanity is part of the reason that is causing changing climatic conditions.
Climate change / pollution is partly due to the wealth creating process.
Humanity has the will and ability to moderate climate pollution.
Humanity is pondering over what average global temperature they want carbon pollution to produce.
If a trillion tonnes of carbon dioxide pollution is emitted into the atmosphere between the years 2000 and 2050, then, there is a three in four chance of a 2 degree celsius rise in average global temperatures occurring.
If 820 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide pollution is emitted into the atmosphere between the years 2000 and 2050 then there is a large chance of a 1.5 degree celcius rise in average global temperatures occurring.