Large 'zoomable' all-country C&C graphic
Acceptable [C1] Dangerous [C2] Impossible [C3]
Use 'pan and zoom' in Acrobat Reader to get 'big-picture' and 'smallest-detail' together.
Contraction-and-Concentrations with Contraction-and-Convergence.
Deeply Zoomable C&C examples
with all detailed numbers
From Ideology to Teleology for UNFCCC-compliance
The image on the left shows immediate convergence - Chinese Government position at COP-15.
The image on the right shows convergence by 2050 - UK et al position at COP-15.
Negotiating the rate of convergence was entirely possible as this animation shows: -
This is still the challenge Parties to the UNFCCC face at COP-17 in Durban this year.
With reference to the failure that actually occurred at COP-15, the C&C mechanism demonstrated here [3,300 downloads last month alone] also compares C&C with 'alternatives' such as GDRs [see below].
The GDR Report, The Right to Development in a Climate Constrained World: The Greenhouse Development Rights Framework, Revised Second edition (Berlin: Heinrich Boll Foundation 2009) and quoted in the OXFAM report referred to below, openly states the following: -
"The national mitigation obligations of the high-RCI countries of the North vastly exceed the reductions they could conceivably make at home. In fact, by 2030, their mitigation obligations will typically come to exceed even their total domestic emissions!
Which is to say that wealthier and higher-emitting countries would be given *negative allocations* as is necessary in order to open enough atmospheric space for the developing world.
[Editor - this is random; does it mean *120%* emissions cuts in the US by 2030 - or greater?].
Fuller exposition here - this kind of argument is seen as 'the other side of a firewall' by the US Government i.e. being on another planet or making the UNFCCC into a 'Versailles Climate Treaty'.
Pythagorean 'String Lengths' - Diatonic Harmony
Global Oil Conusmption_Production_Depletion
Global Oil Depletion & C&C
Poster Oil Coal Gas & 350 450 550 ppmv
Traded Area Under a C&C Scenario
In a global C&C-framework-based-market, this is an example of the difference between per capita emissions and per capita entitlements to emit.
Three C&C Scenarios
Sly take on C&C from creative Swedish source
This graphic compares the dollar per tonne "EFFICIENCY" for 120 countries in 1990.
Dollars are adjusted to "Purchasing Power Parity" (PPP).
INCOME per capita is shown on the yellow line.
IMPACT, ortonnes of carbon per capita from CO2 from fossil fuel burning, is shown on the red line.
EFFICIENCY is the ratio between INCOME and IMPACT.
The international 'efficiency' rankings from high to low efficiency are shown left to right
in the line of flags that are easily viewable using 'pan and zoom' in Acrobat tools.
The trend in the graphic shows that on this measure of 'Climate-Economic-Efficiency',
poor countries are much more 'efficient' than rich countries.
GCI Briefing on C&C and the Byrd Hagel Resolution
In June 1997, the US Senate passed by 95 votes to 0 the Byrd Hagel Resolution, which stated that: -
The US should not be a signatory to
any protocol to, or other agreement regarding, the UNFCCC of 1992, at negotiations in December 1997, or thereafter, which would
mandate new commitments to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions for the Annex I [developed country] Parties, unless the protocol
or other agreement also mandates new specific scheduled commitments to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions for Developing
Country Parties within the same compliance period.
C&C is completely consistent with this Senate Resolution, as shown in this image. There is no other first-order way to calculate what the Resolution calls for, except universally uniform limitations or reductions, which is what the whole row had been about. For this reason, GCI offered support to the US and they accepted it.
Later poster of C&C used after COP-2
This got taken up and used all over the world.
Comments like an Australian who said at COP-4, that
says it all, or sitting in the US State Department with
Climate Policy Guru Raef Pomerance before COP-3 in Kyoto in 1997, that is the best damn f******* graphic of what to
about climate change I have ever seen.
Tough But True - First images of C&C published before COP-2