From CNN, Don Lincoln, Jan. 13, 2023: Because of the Montreal Protocol signed in 1987, which regulated the consumption and production of almost 100 chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons, use of CFCs has decreased by 99%, and the Earth’s ozone layer is on track to recover in the coming decades.
In April of last year, while Fermilab scientist Frederique Pellemoine was thinking about taking actions for Earth Day, she realized this would be an opportunity to raise greater awareness of sustainability resources and to promote green earth practices in our community. So she reached out to her department’s Climate Change Initiative team members Kavin Ammigan, Meredith Lee and Yun He to brainstorm ways to promote community engagement in this initiative. That effort led to changing the team’s name to Go…
From CBS News Chicago, November 8, 2021: In a speech on Sunday delivered by Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker at COP26, he cited Illinois as home to the best infrastructure in the U.S. and the top national laboratories like Argonne and Fermilab.
The country’s first National Climate Advisor in charge of climate change and environmental policies, Gina McCarthy, visited Fermilab with Reps. Sean Casten and Lauren Underwood. Their tour was to highlight the importance of climate change and clean energy in the Midwest, with a focus on job creation, public health and economic opportunity.
From CNN, August 10, 2021: Fermilab’s Don Lincoln discusses the sixth version of the IPCC climate report released on Monday on the dangers of advancing global warming , cleaner forms of energy and storing energy using new battery technologies.
From the DOE Office of Science, July 22, 2021: A video discussion with Energy Secretary Granholm and OE scientists highlighting climate science research and how DOE is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.