Based on energy consumption habits across the globe, planet Earth will likely follow one of two potential scenarios in the coming years, according to Sustainable South Shore member and Cohasset resident Steve Wenner. Should humans continue their current energy consumption habits, he said, the Earth could quickly fall into a “runaway greenhouse” scenario under which civilization is unlikely to survive.
Should humans change their energy consumption habits dramatically within the next decade or so, however, the planet could reach a state of stable equilibrium known to some as a “stable Earth” scenario, he said. Wenner suggested exploring the potential to address this issue through a future Town Meeting warrant article.
To help reduce local greenhouse gas emissions, municipalities across the country -- including Massachusetts -- have made their own commitment to reduce the amount of emissions they release into the atmosphere. In 2017, Concord voters approved a Town Meeting warrant article aimed at reducing the town’s greenhouse gas emissions. The town voted to reduce emissions in town by 25 percent in 2020 and 80 percent by 2050, using 2008 levels as a baseline. (read more)
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