Astronomy in a Low-Carbon Future

  title={Astronomy in a Low-Carbon Future},
  author={C. D. Matzner and N. Cowan and R. Doyon and V. H{\'e}nault-Brunet and David Lafrenere and M. Lokken and P. Martin and S. Morsink and M. Normandeau and N. Ouellette and M. Rahman and J. Roediger and J. Taylor and Rob J. Thacker and M. Kerkwijk},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
  • C. D. Matzner, N. Cowan, +12 authors M. Kerkwijk
  • Published 2019
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
  • The global climate crisis poses new risks to humanity, and with them, new challenges to the practices of professional astronomy. Avoiding the more catastrophic consequences of global warming by more than 1.5 degrees requires an immediate reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. According to the 2018 United Nations Intergovernmental Panel report, this will necessitate a 45% reduction of emissions by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050. Efforts are required at all levels, from the individual to the… CONTINUE READING
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