Countries across the world are committing, on one timescale or another – to net zero carbon emissions. That’s the direction of travel. What happens when we get there? It’s been a matter of some dispute in recent years – so let’s investigate. (references for this video given below)
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Is there warming in the pipeline? A multi-model analysis of the Zero Emissions Commitment from CO2, MacDougall et al 2020
The Zero Emissions Commitment Model Intercomparison Project (ZECMIP) contribution to C4MIP: quantifying committed climate changes following zero carbon emissions, Jones et al 2019
An earth system model shows self-sustained thawing of permafrost even if all man-made GHG emissions stop in 2020
Explainer: Will global warming ‘stop’ as soon as net-zero emissions are reached?, Zeke Hausfather