The 9 Profound Implications of Rethinking Climate Change

1. We can achieve net zero emissions much more quickly than is widely imagined by deploying and scaling the technology we already have

Existing disruptive technologies solar PV, wind power, and batteries have dropped sufficiently in cost and are being deployed rapidly around the world. Similar patterns are seen in the Food and Transportation sectors — Rethinking Climate Change (2021)

2. We can achieve net zero emissions without collateral damage to society or the economy

3. Markets can and must play the dominant role in reducing emissions

4. Decarbonizing the global economy will not be costly, it will instead save trillions of dollars

5. A focused approach to reducing emissions is better than an all-of-the-above ‘whack-a-mole’ approach

6. We no longer need to trade off the environment and the economy against each other

7. The clean disruption of energy, transportation, and food will narrow rather than widen the gap between wealthy and poor communities, and developed and less-developed countries

8. The same technologies that allow us to mitigate emissions will also enable us to withdraw carbon dioxide from the atmosphere affordably

9. Societal choices matter, and technology alone is not enough to achieve net zero emissions



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RethinkX, disruptive technology think tank

RethinkX, disruptive technology think tank

RethinkX is an independent think tank that analyzes and forecasts the speed and scale of technology-driven disruption and its implications across society.