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5

Informative

Graduate Student, Tongji University
3

Face challenges and problems

Program Manager, CH2M
1

This pamphlet has a major error repeated throughout, and should be withdrawn and corrected. It states that a 1.5 degree C INCREASE in temperature is equivalent to a 34.7 degree F INCREASE. This is patently and obviously incorrect. This is the absolute temperature C to F conversion, not the amount of the increase. Each degree C of temperature change is equivalent to 1.8 degree F of change. So it should say 2.7 degree F increase. The same error is repeated for 2 degree C and 3 degree C. This is an inexcusable error, as it is obvious that we would all be long dead if the global temperature increased by 34.7 degree F.

Client Relations Supervisor, Green Building Research Institute (GBRI)

Hello Douglas, you are correct. Thank you for bringing this to our attention! We will get an updated version sent over to USGBC asap.

Thanks!

Community Planner, Department of Homeland Security
3

Good brief discussion on the Paris Agreement

Site Planner / Project Manager, Meisner + Associates / Land Vision
4

A lot of concrete data which makes the argument that we need to act now!

Principal Architect, G.H. Forbes Associates Architects, PC
1

The Fahrenheit temperature referenced repeatedly in the article is confusing. Converting: 2 degrees C is 35.6 F and 4 C is 39.2 F. The equivalent of raising 2 C is (39.2-35.6 = 3.6F). The article seemed to state predictions that temperatures would raise 35.6 F but it should be 3.6 F, still a dire prediction.

Product Development Specialist, Alumicor Ltd.
2

It is an informative general overview of the Paris Agreement.

Project Architect, Shah Kawasaki Architects
4

This article is a concise and informative introduction to the Agreement. It will likely serve as a good catalyst for those seeking more depth on the subject.

Sustainable Building Advisor, CBRE
Pro Reviewer
3

Short and simple article about the Paris Agreement, I am assuming this is because it´s basic, so for that matter, it´s simple and anyone can read it. Very informative in giving a summary of the Kyoto Protocol and then the Paris Agreement.
Focuses more on what it was agreed on, more than what we are doing to comply with the agreement.
Although is very important to follow all the guidelines and goals the agreement has, I do think we should have reachable goals, and when we reach that goal, we can keep making that goal more stringent.

Recreation Assistant, City of Oviedo
4

I wish for more depth.

Management Consultant, MANE Sucursal Colombia
Pro Reviewer
2

This article is a summary of the COP 21 París Agreement focusing in the general scope of the document. After several world meetings, this agreement finally set some general goals and started a new path for the global sustainability movement. There are some highlights of the agreement's weakness. The largest polluting countries actually didn't signed a commitment to reduce their emmisions and there are plenty of alternative ways to excuse them.

Cushman & Wakefield
5

informative

Engineer, Turner Construction Company
4

Important read

Project Manager, Marbu Contracting Company W.L.L
3

It is interesting

PROJECT ENGINEER, DAR AL HANDASAH
5

An eye opener about global climate changes and gives and insight of Paris Summit..!!

CH2M
4

informative

Consultant, Green Framework Consulting
3

A good quick summary of the Paris Agreement

Senior Project Manager
5

Good read

Owner, Eco-Build Strategies LLC
Pro Reviewer
3

The article is informative and provides a big picture understanding of the agreement and its challenges. The article may leave you frustrated and wanting to lean more about what you can do and how our future could be shaped toward a new destiny. The article points out many of the challenges but doesn't focus on some of the positives that are being slowly achieved. If this interest you, consider continuing your education ad getting involved.

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