Using Big Data and the power of markets to solve climate change

FORBES | An academic paper published last month by Australian climate scientist, Steven Sherwood and a team of global colleagues, made for sobering reading.

The paper showed that a doubling of atmospheric greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations – which at our present do-nothing pace, we’ll hit sometime in the next two generations – would most likely push global average temperatures to a range of between about 2.5 degrees and 4.0 degrees Celsius.

There is nothing particularly magical about the 2.0-degree Paris Agreement threshold, but it is a level where scientific research suggests we will start to see serious damage to marine ecosystems (i.e., seafood) and agricultural capacity (i.e., every other kind of food).

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