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Global demographic trends and future carbon emissions

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"Using an energy-economic growth model that accounts for a range of demographic dynamics, we show that slowing population growth could provide 16-29% of the emissions reductions suggested to be necessary by 2050 to avoid dangerous climate change. We also find that aging and urbanization can substantially influence emissions in particular world regions. " (Direct Quote)
Author: 
cassady@mit.edu
Institution: 
National Academy of Science
Year: 
2010
Input By: 
Cassady Rosenblum
Affiliation: 
MIT
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