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Julia Brighman-Grette, 2017 PEP Fellow, was in a panel introducing the 50x30 Coalition during Biden’s Climate Summit Day

Julia Brighman-Grette, 2017 PEP Fellow, was in a panel introducing the 50x30 Coalition during Biden’s Climate Summit Day. Brighman-Grette was in a panel announcing the 50x30 Coalition -- an urgent push to get all governments to take seriously the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030. The event. Proudly, UMass-Amherst is among the founding members of the 50x30 Coalition.  Others stretch from New Zealand to Finland. See the event recording here on the virtual program in the upper left corner: https://www.50x30.net/

Additional coverage can also be found through Mashable where Brighman-Grette is quoted in an article about what the world was like during the Pliocene — the last time Earth’s CO2 levels were as high as they are today. Brigham-Grette says sea level rise and ocean acidification seen during the Pliocene “are permanent on a human time scale.”  Read more at Mashable

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