As an undergraduate student enrolled in an environmental geology course at the University of Vermont, we were asked to calculate the rise in sea level along the east coast of the United States. At that time, we referred to rising sea levels as “the melting of the ice caps” aka climate change. The calculations painted a staggering portrait of erosion along the east coast.
Around 2000, co-authored a paper with colleagues for the Pew Center on Global Climate Change that provides an overview of GHG verification strategies. The paper can be downloaded at https://www.c2es.org/document/an-overview-of-greenhouse-gas-emissions-verification-issues/.
Today many of my colleagues actively acknowledge that we have been focused on climate change for years yet as a world we continue to struggle with a comprehensive approach to address climate change and the “tragedy of the commons.”
No doubt it is a very difficult situation to address; many individuals, organizations, governments, and investors are actively trying to pursue viable solutions. Let’s give all those who are energetically trying to identify actionable recommendations our support!