Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

Alerting the Public to Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation: Fiftieth Anniversary of the Global Carbon Dioxide Record: A Symposium and Celebration; Kona, Hawaii, 28–30 November 2007



Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) must be stabilized and reduced as quickly as possible to cut the risk of catastrophic climate change. Though reducing emissions to such a degree is a monumental task, it is not insurmountable. These were key points made by leaders in science, business, and government who converged near the Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the global atmospheric CO2 record and to discuss the carbon cycle, climate change, and how to manage CO2 emissions in the future.