The massive task of mitigating climate change due to greenhouse gasses is hugely complex. The mitigation strategy developed by Robert Socolow, an engineer and physicist, and ecologist Stephen Pacala, co-directors of Princeton’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative, reduces that massiveness and complexity to a series of seven “wedges.” Each wedge is focused on a specific source of emissions, means of mitigation, or technologies to reduce demand. That model provides "access points" to first stabilizing and then reducing greenhouse gas emissions, applicable both globally and by the individual.
Socolow and Pacala are widely regarded as major innovative thinkers and key
strategists in addressing climate change.
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