Table 1.

Assumptions for the carbon emissions reduction rate curve scenarios plotted in Figure 8

Rate function labelInitial growth rate in 2015 (Mty−2)Annual carbon emissions reduction rate (Mty−2)Equivalent annual reduction rate in CO2 (Mty−2)
Weak decay100−1−3.7
Constant000
Moderate reduction0−1−3.7
Strong reduction0−2−7.3