Please sir, can I have some more?
January 22, 2008 12:45 PM Subscribe
How many tons of CO2 should I be allowed to emit each year?
posted by greytape to science & nature (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So Al Gore has gone carbon neutral, but the idea that we're going to reach a carbon neutral civilisation in the next hundred years seems pretty laughable. So what I want to know is how much carbon each one of us can get away with emitting so that we manage to limbo under the level that pushes us over 350ppm, or whatever is considered the target these days; bearing in mind that
1. Poor people have a right to fuck the planet up too.
2. The world population hasn't stablised yet.
(As global emissions are going to have to decline gradually, the figure I'm looking for is really what I'll be allowed to emit in 2050 or some arbitrary date in the future.)