California’s management of greenhouse gases

Keira Violett, Staff Writer and Publicity Manager

Global warming has affected the world for over 60 years and continues to progress. 

In 2006, The Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) was passed by the California State Legislator. The main goal of this act is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to achieve 40% less greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. This Act uses scope planning to reduce these emissions through scope planning. 

 According to Russ J. Martinellian author of many books and research works, scope planning involves identifying the goals, objectives, tasks, resources, budget, and timeline to achieve a goal.  AB 32 implements this scope planning in order to help reduce greenhouse gasses. As of now, there are limitations on how much greenhouse gas (GHG) can be emitted. Currently, the limit is one metric ton maximum.

Click here to watch a video that explains how greenhouse gas impacts the earth’s climate.

Reducing CO2 emissions can better people’s lives and improve the environment. Less CO2 emissions can save the lives of people who die prematurely from air pollution. Currently, about 9 million deaths year-round are caused by air pollution.

In addition, lowering the amount of greenhouse emissions can keep the average temperature from rising each year. With less CO2 in the atmosphere, the heat from earth would be able to escape into space, at least a healthy amount.

Since the passage of this act, about 20% to 15% of CO2 emissions have been reduced.

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