Mayewski, Beals co-author op-ed for The Hill about the urgency of addressing climate change

Paul Mayewski, director and professor at the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, and Anders Beal, associate in the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and former UMaine graduate student of Global Policy, co-authored an opinion piece for The Hill about how critical this decade is in terms of addressing the climate crisis before certain “tipping points” are surpassed. “There is also a certain level of hubris emerging within some policy and scientific circles, assuming humanity can stave off the worst effects of the climate crisis by betting on carbon-capture technologies or risking unknown consequences from geoengineering. Policymakers should begin talking about the here and now, with concrete reductions in emissions each year,” Mayewski and Anders wrote.