Climate and energy

The correlation between climate and energy rests on known causal relationships between human population growth, rising energy consumption and land use and the resulting greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.[1][2]

percentage share of global cumulative energy-related carbon dioxide emissions between 1751 and 2012 across different regions

The concern for climate change control and mitigation has consequently spurred policy makers and scientists to treat energy use and global climate as an inextricable nexus with effects also going in reverse direction[3] and create various initiatives, institutions and think tanks for a high-level treatment of the relationships:

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  1. ^ Jones, Glenn A.; Warner, Kevin J. (2016). "The 21st century population-energy-climate nexus". Energy Policy. Elsevier BV. 93: 206–212. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2016.02.044. ISSN 0301-4215.
  2. ^ Dale, Virginia H.; Efroymson, Rebecca A.; Kline, Keith L. (2011-05-15). "The land use–climate change–energy nexus". Landscape Ecology. Springer Nature. 26 (6): 755–773. doi:10.1007/s10980-011-9606-2. ISSN 0921-2973.
  3. ^ "Climate Impacts on Energy - Climate Change Impacts". US EPA. 2016-05-25. Retrieved 2018-03-01.