What is the wedge approach?

What is the wedge approach?

What is the wedge approach?

Enter: The Wedge Approach In 2004, they announced that to stabilize carbon emissions by 2054, the world must collectively cut carbon emissions by seven gigatons to compensate for the estimated 1.5 gigaton increase per decade.

What are the 7 climate wedges?

reduces decomposition of organic material which would release greenhouse gases. Wedges include solar power, wind power, more efficient appliances, green buildings, carbon capture, public transport, transport fuel efficiency and nuclear power.

What is the stabilization wedges concept?

This is the heart of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative’s (CMI) Stabilization Wedges concept, a simple framework for understanding both the carbon emissions cuts needed to avoid dramatic climate change and the tools already available to do so.

What are the four categories of existing technology wedges that Pacala says already exist?

Pacala and Socolow consider several categories of stabilization wedges:

  • efficiency and conservation.
  • shifting from coal to gas.
  • carbon capture and storage.
  • nuclear fission.
  • renewable energy sources.
  • forests and agriculture.

What is the difference between a gap wedge and approach wedge?

Gap wedges are for flying the ball high on relatively short distances (100-130 yards), while approach wedges are meant to put the ball easily onto the green, if not super close to the hole. If you’ve been putting any time you’re not on the green, then now is the time to learning the art of the approach wedge.

When should I use my approach wedge?

Approach wedges can always be very useful around the green for pitch shots that need to run. If you are in need of filling a specific shot or distance at the bottom of your golf bag, an approach wedge is a great way to make sure you’re covered.

What are the carbon wedges?

The climate carbon wedge concept was introduced by two Princeton professors, Rob Socolow and Stephen Pacala. These wedges describe a portfolio of energy technologies and choices about how we live, that when taken together form wedges against increasing carbon emissions.

How much carbon does each wedge represent?

The stabilization triangle can thus be split into 7 “wedges” that each represent 1 gigaton of carbon over the next 50 years. The first step to stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations is to freeze annual emissions so that they do not rise any further.

What is an energy wedge?

An energy wedge has a horizontal axis (time) and a vertical axis (demand). The effect on demand depends upon which of the three types of energy wedge is being applied. A reduction wedge represents actions that reduce demand for a given energy service.

What is a climate stabilization wedge Why is it an important concept?

To emphasize the need for early action, Co-Directors Robert Socolow and Steve Pacala created the concept of stabilization wedges – 25 billion ton “slices” that need to be cut out of predicted future carbon emissions to avoid a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide over pre-industrial levels.