CLIMATE CHANGE

The scientific community overwhelmingly agrees that we have 10 years to drastically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and improve carbon sequestration, or face devastating destruction of ecosystems, lives, and livelihoods. To hold the increase in the global average temperature to the target set by the Paris Agreement—well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius—we must take collaborative, multi-pronged action.

How We Have Impact

Adventure Scientists works with governments, NGOs, and businesses to mitigate the release of greenhouse gasses, and to sequester them at higher rates.

Our work mitigating the release of greenhouse gasses (GHGs) includes:

  • Studying the release of GHGs in the arctic due to melting permafrost
  • Surveying wildfires to understand what fuels burned and their contributions to emissions
  • Documenting methane emissions from orphaned and abandoned oil and gas wells

    Our work increasing the rate of carbon sequestration includes:

    • Measuring the levels of carbon and other GHGs in soil, water, mangroves, and forests to establish baselines for informing restoration projects and for use in carbon markets
    • Monitoring and evaluating the success of carbon credit programs
    • Identifying carbon-sequestering microbes

    Our Work on Climate Change

    We are currently developing more projects in this area, stay tuned for details.

    Sustainable Development Goals

    Focus on Climate Change aligns our work with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

    a light blue vessel with water droplet represents Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
    a green heart beat icon represents Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being
    Orange buildings represent goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
    a green eye with a globe represents Goal 13: Climate Action
    a green eye with a globe represents Goal 13: Climate Action

    Our Other Impact Areas