In this book, new equations showing the relationships between CO2 content in the atmosphere, CO2 related greenhouse effect and sea level are derived. The consequences of the found relationships are discussed, together with possible corrective actions to replace fossil fuel with environmentally neutral alternatives.
Summary of the findings:
1) The current CO2 level of 400 ppm will eventually lead to a temperature increase of approx. 3°C. Beyond 400 ppm, the earth’s temperature will increase with about 1°C for each 22 ppm additional increase in CO2 content.
2) The current CO2 level of 400 ppm will eventually lead to a sea level rise of approx. 25 m. Beyond 400 ppm, the sea level will increase with approx. 1 m for each 4 ppm additional increase in CO2 content.
3) It will cost approx. 40,000 billion USD (50% of the worlds GNP) to replace all fossil fuels with renewable energy. Investments beyond this will eventually lead to a reduction in the CO2 level.