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Rethinking Climate Change

RethinkX, an independent think-tank that analyzes and forecasts the speed and scale of technology-driven disruption and its implications across society, has released a new report – Rethinking Climate Change - How Humanity Can Choose to Reduce Emissions 90% by 2035 through the Disruption of Energy, Transportation, and Food with Existing Technologies.

The report analyzes how, if we make the right choices, disruptive technologies can enable the world to eliminate 90 percent of carbon emissions within the next 15 years, and go beyond net zero after 2040.

The reports states that with the right societal choices these three disruptions can eliminate the overwhelming majority of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions worldwide within 15 years. These technologies will also make the cost of carbon withdrawal affordable, meaning that moonshot breakthrough technologies are not required to go beyond net zero from 2035 onwards.

We already have the energy, transportation and food technologies needed to reduce over 90% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions worldwide in the next 15 years. With the right societal choices, we can stop climate pollution at the levels needed to keep global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius.

Wind Power over a Sunset
Wind Power over a Sunset. Photo by Karsten Würth.

Key Findings

Download the Report (pdf).

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