Dr. John Van Hoesen is a Professor of Geology and Environmental Studies at Green Mountain College. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is a Certified GIS Professional (GISP) with a broad background in the geosciences. Although the majority of his work focuses on modeling landscape processes like landslides and river erosion, he is currently writing a natural history of slate and the links between this industry in Vermont and Wales.

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The 2015 Paris Agreement represents the most recent step to forge a coordinated global response to reduce CO2 and related GHG emissions and limit the rise in mean global temperatures. Countries representing 97 percent of global GHG emissions submitted non-binding commitments in advance of the Paris conference. For example, the Obama …

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