Population and Climate Change: Coupling Earth and Human Systems
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12:15 -1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6)
The Human System now dominates the Earth System, and since 1950 the population and GDP per capita have been both growing at about 2% per year, indicating that the total use of Earth resources is doubling every 20 years, a clearly unsustainable path. We point out that the IPCC Earth System models (and Integrated Assessment models) are not bi-directionally coupled with Human System. Without fully coupling the Earth and Human
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