Run your own simulations of global warming with the attached spreadsheets!
Is prevention of global warming possible? Or is only mitigation of global warming possible? How fast do changes in the carbon dioxide emissions affect the average temperature increase? What are the effects of some proposed global warming solutions?
If you like to get a feeling for the relation between the average temperature increase due to climate change and the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, run your own simulations with the attached „global warming calculator". Either OpenOffice (for the OO-version) or M$ Excel (for the Excel-version) is required.
Alternatively, we have calculated some results based on different scenarios of mitigated CO2 emissions .
*) The model is split into two phases to allow for the simulation of different starting years when a reduction of the average carbon footprint is beginning. Phase 1 is always beginning in year 2007 and is usually „business as usual" (BAU) without any serious actions to reduce global warming. Phase 2 is normally when serious actions lead to a change in the average carbon footprint.
As a result of the above mentioned input, you get the effects on the average temperature increase and on the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere for the years 2000 until 2150. In addition, the resulting global CO2 emissions and the world-wide population are shown in graphs.