Sustainable chemistry will not solve CO2 emissions problem, claims paper

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In a paper published in the journal Sustainable Chemistry for Climate Action, Prof. Gadi Rothenberg of the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences presents a realistic look at carbon dioxide emissions, climate change and the role of sustainable chemistry. Using simple back-of-the-envelope calculations he shows that the climate goals of the Paris Agreement are beyond reach. According to Rothenberg, humanity should prepare for living in a world where average temperatures are 3–4 °C higher than in pre-industrial times.

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