NMSU’s fourth climate change presentation focuses on reducing greenuse gases

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New Mexico State University’s Climate Change Education Seminar Series continues Nov. 28 with a closer look at cap and trade programs used to control carbon emissions and other types of pollution.

Michael Walsh, managing director for public policy and research at IncubEx, LLC, will review lessons learned from his experience helping to implement one of the first mass-scale U.S. programs to reduce acid rain and his work on the Chicago Climate Exchange – the world’s first voluntary, legally binding greenhouse gas reduction and trading program.

Walsh’s presentation, titled “Environmental Markets: From Sulfur to Carbon to Water and Beyond?” starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 in Domenici Hall, Room 109. The event is free and open to the public.

NMSUCCESS is an eight-part series of presentations in the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters, organized by NMSU faculty and led by experts in different fields studying climate change. The series’ goal is to inform the local community about the impact of climate change and to inspire citizens to get involved.

An October report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts increasingly catastrophic impacts as early as 2040, unless drastic measures – such as a carbon tax – are used to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Other NMSUCCESS presentations so far include a review of the recent spike in heat-related deaths in Phoenix by David Hondula, Arizona State University; what the geological record predicts for a future with unchecked climate change by Isabel Montanez, University of California at Davis; and practical steps the U.S. can take to address climate change by Scott Denning, Colorado State University.

Additional information about the climate change series is available at https://nmsuccess1.wordpress.com and https://twitter.com/nmsuccess1

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