A research team at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria, says it has studied how much it would cost for governments to stick to their worldwide global warming goal. They’ve concluded that for “a 70 per cent chance of keeping below 2 degrees Celsius, the investment will have to rise to $1.2 trillion a year.” Where to get that money? The researchers say that “global investment in energy is already $1 trillion a year and rising” with more than half going to fossil fuel energy. If those subsidies were spent on renewable energy instead, the researchers hypothesize that “global warming would be close to being solved.”
More of us are sufficiently well educated to see the problem.
Most of us are too well educated to see the solution.
You know how chickens have been selected for those who cluck and make a hell of a noise when they lay an egg, so we know where to find it? Are children so loud for similar reasons?
You know a group of children are playing, then some new kid comes along behaving badly, but getting all the attention? And then when the other children start behaving even more badly than the new kid so they can get attention again?
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