Ocean acidification in the Global Calculator

The Global Calculator is a model of the world’s energy, land and food systems that allows users to explore the options for reducing global emissions to 2050, and to see the climate consequences of these choices to 2100. It is a free, interactive and open-source tool that helps you to understand the link between our lifestyle, the energy we use, and the consequences for our climate.

Ocean acidification is also included in this model. You can find it under the “Climate” section.

The OA component was developed by Andrew Yool (NOC Southampton) based on the CMIP 5 archive that links surface ocean chemistry changes with different CO2 emissions, ranging between IPCC RCP 2.6 (lowest) to RCP 8.5 (highest).

The Global Calculator takes the amount of extra greenhouse gas emitted by 2100 in the pathway the user has chosen and works out the temperature change and other climate impacts using the latest climate science from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The Calculator is aimed at anyone interested in exploring what a low-carbon world could look like, but may particularly be of interest to people working in business, government, NGOs or university students. The Calculator has been funded by the UK Government’s International Climate Fund and the EU’s Climate-KIC, and has been built by an international team from many organisations.

Go to the Global Calculator website.

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