Tradable Permits and Agricultural Sequestration of Carbon

  • Chris Dumas
  • Charles B. Moss
  • Andrew Schmitz
Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 20)


Mounting scientific evidence supports a relationship between increasing Global temperatures and the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. While gases, such as methane, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and nitrous oxide, are believed to contribute to increasing global temperature, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) attributes 60 percent of this greenhouse effect to carbon dioxide (IPCC, 1996). IPCC estimates of the Potential increase in global mean surface temperature over the next hundred Years range from 1° centigrade (C) to 3.5° C, with a best estimate increase of 2.0° C. Beyond the year 2100, temperatures may climb an additional 0.5°C to 2.0° C as the thermal inertia of the world’s oceans is overcome. Despite Uncertainty concerning the eventual magnitude of the warming effect, there Is broad acceptance that global temperature is rising. The IPCC projects that the late of warming will like exceed any experienced in the last 10,000 years.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chris Dumas
    • 1
  • Charles B. Moss
    • 2
  • Andrew Schmitz
    • 2
  1. 1.University of North CarolinaWilmingtonUSA
  2. 2.University of FloridaUSA

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