Astronomy in a Low-Carbon Future

  title={Astronomy in a Low-Carbon Future},
  author={Christopher D. Matzner and Nicolas B. Cowan and Ren{\'e} Doyon and Vincent H'enault-Brunet and David Lafrenere and Martine Lokken and Peter G. Martin and Sharon M. Morsink and Magdalen Normandeau and Nathalie N-Q Ouellette and Mubdi Rahman and Joel C. Roediger and James Taylor and Robert P. Thacker and Marten Henric van Kerkwijk},
  journal={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… 

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