Co-winner of the Barry Richmond Scholarship
(2009, age 18)
How much do carbon emissions need to be reduced in order to stop global warming?
My model is based on the concept of global warming. I designed it to answer the question of how quickly and by how much humans need to reduce their carbon emissions. Right from the start, I realized it would be impossible to create a complete or even close to complete model about global warming because the issue is so complex. Instead, I tried to focus on the major feedback loops that exist in global warming. An example includes how temperature relates to the earth’s ability to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and how that increase in CO2 means a hotter climate.
I realize that any results my model yields are not exact numbers, but they do highlight the important concepts of global warming and how critical it is for humans to respond.
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