A Way To Address Emerging Technologies In Climate PlansAlexander S. Kolker, Ph.D. Louisiana now has a climate plan, adopted on February 1 of 2022, that seeks to put the state on a path to net zero emissions by 2050. However, this plan relies on a range of technologies that are not yet in widespread use. This … Continue reading Technological Readiness
Alexander S. Kolker, PhD How should Louisiana's Climate Initiative project changes in the state's greenhouse gas emissions over the next 30 years? How should it evaluate the ways various actions and strategies impact Louisiana's emissions in a world that is itself complex and uncertain? This seems challenging- a complex problem, filled with unknowns. A tool … Continue reading A Master Plan For Louisiana’s Climate Initiative
Alexander S. Kolker, PhD. In the wake of Hurricane Ida, we will inevitably hear comparisons to Hurricane Katrina. I will start off by saying that I do not think this comparison fair on a personal level. For every family that lost a loved one, for every business that lost years of hard work, for everyone … Continue reading A Storm For A New Climate?
Alexander S. Kolker, PhD What else do we know about Louisiana's greenhouse gases, where they come from, and how they are changing over time? Recently, this blog pointed out that many of the state's largest greenhouse gas emitters come from just a few areas- a corridor along the Mississippi River, the Lake Charles region, and … Continue reading Louisiana’s Large Facilities: A Deeper Dive Into Their Greenhouse Gas Emission
Alexander S. Kolker, PhD. Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium This year, many people in Louisiana are examining records of greenhouse gas emissions across the state. This examination is fueled in part by a state-led effort to develop a plan to reduce greenhouse gases emissions to net zero by 2050. It also dove-tails with long standing efforts … Continue reading Greenhouse Gas Emissions In Louisiana: Large Facilities And The Mississippi River
Welcome to the Coastal Climates blog. This is a space where I will share my thoughts on our changing coastal world. It will include a view of the world's coasts, the people that live on them, and the ways that these worlds change. Since I am based in Louisiana, the site will focus on issues … Continue reading Welcome To Coastal Climates