"The 800 Pound Gorilla: The Threat and Taming of Global Climate Change
Author: Hansen, Jim
Published In: Facilities Manager
Article provides two case studies examining the current and future consequences of continued global warming at the current business-as-usual pace and at a decreased (new alternative forms of energy) level. Cause and effect relationships are explored such as the varying levels of CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions and the effect it has on melting ice, higher sea levels, and the extinction of species. Potential policy solutions such as a carbon tax and renewable energies are addressed as well as the critical role that colleges and universities can play by commiting to achieve climate neutrality.