Experts and negotiators from nearly 200 countries gathered in Dubai, UAE for the COP28 conference. The conference took place from November 30 to December 12 and served as an opportunity for global leaders to discuss efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and avoid the worst possible outcomes of climate change.

Experts from the University of Michigan, including Michigan EARTH Professor Ben van der Pluijm and Affiliated Professor Jonathan Overpeck, were available to comment on the conference and give advice on curbing greenhouse gas emissions.

“Rapid reduction and zeroing of greenhouse gas emissions will avoid future catastrophic change, but current conditions will require large societal adaptations unless we proceed with removing excess greenhouse gases from the atmosphere,” van der Pluijm said.

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