Question of the Month: Climate and Transportation
In October 2018, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a special report detailing likely catastrophic impacts of an additional 0.5-degree Celsius increase in global temperatures. Scientific studies indicate the world is on track to see this increase in temperature much sooner than we thought.
Likely impacts include increased droughts and severe storms, more frequent and more severe wildfires, and loss of habitat and species—some of which are already being seen across the world and in our local community.
To avoid these impacts, communities need to quickly take urgent, large-scale action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Boulder’s current climate goal is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80 percent or more by 2050. Transportation accounts for about 28 percent of Boulder’s current GHGs.