DEA would like to thank Dr James Hansen for his permission to reproduce this draft paper which will likely be submitted for peer-reviewed publication.
We describe scenarios that define how rapidly fossil fuel emissions must be phased down to restore Earth’s energy balance and stabilise global climate. A scenario that stabilises global climate and preserve nature is technically possible and it is essential for the future of humanity. Despite overwhelming evidence, governments and the fossil fuel industry continue to propose that all fossil fuels must be exploited before the world turns predominantly to clean energies. If governments fail to adopt policies that cause rapid phase-down of fossil fuel emissions, today’s children, future generations, and nature will bear the consequences through no fault of their own. Governments must act immediately to significantly reduce fossil fuel emissions to protect our children’s future and avoid loss of crucial ecosystem services, or else be complicit in this loss and its consequences.
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