Changes required in US to prevent 2 degrees Celsius rise from global warming

"To cut emissions, the United States eventually gets 30 percent of its electricity from nuclear power and 40 percent of its electricity from renewable sources like hydro, wind, and solar by 2050. Electric vehicles would handle about 75 percent of all trips. Large trucks would get switched over to natural gas. The coal plants that remained would all capture their carbon-dioxide emissions and bury them underground. Every single building would adopt LEDs for lighting."

Brad Plumer, "Here's what the world would look like if we took global warming seriously," Vox, July 9, 2014, accessed July 31, 2014,

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