Aaron Strong

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Aaron Strong was quoted in an NPR Marketplace broadcast on the rise in corporate pledges for climate action, which aired on Aug. 13.

Strong said it’s a mistake to see net-zero carbon emissions as the end goal.

“It’s a milestone, or should be a milestone, on the pathway to decarbonization,” Strong said. “And to the extent that pursuing net zero or carbon neutrality as an end goal locks us into systems based on fossil fuels for longer, there’s a chance that these pledges could actually be an impediment to the transition away from fossil fuels.” 

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