How to Respond to the "Code Red" on Climate? Options from Emerging Research

November 18, 2021 - 7:30 pm

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How to Respond to the “Code Red” on Climate? Options from Emerging Research
Thursday, November 18 2021 Olympia World Affairs Council Lecture Series

Free and open to the public 7:30 pm
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How to respond to the “Code Red” on Climate?
Options from Emerging Research
Martha Groom, Professor of Environment/Biology, UW of Bothell

The science could not be more stark: limiting climate emissions, particularly from fossil fuels, is imperative to have even a 50% chance of avoiding catastrophic impacts from climate change. This November, the world stage is focused on the pledges made by the signatories to the global climate convention, with indications that these pledges will fall short. The scale of change necessary requires both national action and international financing, yet several countries are dragging on these promises, including our own. What actions should concerned citizens take to stimulate a faster deployment of renewable energy alternatives? In this talk, we will review research on the potential of currently available alternatives and on approaches that may help us take the necessary steps on a timescale that will meet the need of the current moment.


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