The Burning Question: We Can't Burn Half the World's Oil, Coal, and Gas. So How Do We Quit?

The Burning Question: We Can't Burn Half the World's Oil, Coal, and Gas. So How Do We Quit?

Mike Berners-Lee, Duncan Clark


The Burning Question finds weather swap to be the main interesting clinical, political and social puzzle in background. It exhibits that carbon emissions are nonetheless accelerating upwards, following an exponential curve that is going again centuries. One cause is that saving strength is like squeezing a balloon: mark downs in a single position result in raises somewhere else. one more reason is that fresh strength assets do not in themselves gradual the speed of fossil gasoline extraction.

Tackling worldwide warming will suggest persuading the realm to desert oil, coal and gasoline reserves worthy many trillions of bucks — at the very least until eventually we've got the potential to place carbon again within the floor. The burning query is whether or not that may be performed. What mixture of politics, psychology, economics and expertise will be required? Are the strength businesses hugely hyped up, and the way will carbon-cuts impact the worldwide economic climate? do we get up to the chance in time? And who can do what to make all of it happen?

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