Climate Central Solutions Brief: Getting to Net Zero
Part of the Climate Solutions series: The term “net zero” simply means that any greenhouse gas emissions released are balanced by an equal amount being taken out of the atmosphere.
Our current catastrophes—devastating wildfires, stronger hurricanes, and rising seas—are consistent with the warnings scientists made in the 1980s and 1990s. Past burning of fossil fuels, including oil, coal, and natural gas, has released greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and caused the earth to warm by 2° Fahrenheit (a bit more than 1° Celsius) since the pre-industrial era (1880-1900).
Climate Central continues to produce an intensive series on solutions to cut carbon emissions and accelerate toward a net-zero future.
These resources explore the roles and impacts of solutions to achieve net-zero emissionsSearch our resource library