Coping with Climate Change

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High emissions scenario- rapid economic growth, increasing populations, reliance on fossil fuels and business as usal scenario

Medium-high emissions scenario- more self reliance, increasing populations and economic growth

Medium-low emissions scenario- population growth slows, clean and efficient technology, reudction in the use of fossil fuel

low emissions scenario- local solutions to sustainability, slower rate of population icnrease, less rapid technological change

Why the uncertainity

the level and nature of economic development in India and CHina which will determine GHG

what degree of international action will be taken to reduce emissions

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