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Baker Cafe: Deep Decarbonization of Transportation: How Can We Do That?

Emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from human activities have already raised the global average temperature by 1 degree C°, causing more frequent extreme weather events, such as floods, heat waves and droughts. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently concluded that holding the future increase to 1.5 rather than 2 degrees C° is necessary to avoid further increases in extreme weather by a factor of 2 to 8. Holding the global increase to 1.5 degrees C° will require reducing GHG emissions to near zero by 2050. Transport is a major source of GHGs worldwide and the largest source in the U.S. A typical U.S. car or light truck emits about 4 tons of GHGs each year.  

The Baker Cafe Series is an informal discussion about various topics. Guests are encouraged to ask questions that pertain to the topic and gain insight straight from the experts. Dr. David Greene will discuss will discuss technologies, policies, and behavioral changes necessary to reduce transportation's GHG emissions to near zero by 2050.

This virtual event is free and open to the public. The zoom meeting link can be found here. 

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Friday, February 26 at 10:00am to 11:00am

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Engineering, Sustainability


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public


Global Warming, gas

Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy
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Elizabeth Woody

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