Could just 2% of GDP get us to 1.5°C?

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It took 40-50% of GDP to win World War II, 15% to manage COVID in 2020, so what can 2% do for the climate? In this episode of the Outrage + Optimism podcast, historian Yuval Noah Harari explores the price tag of averting the climate crisis.  

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Historian, philosopher, bestselling author (and newly welcomed activist!), Yuval Noah Harari joins us to highlight how investing just 2% of global GDP into developing eco-friendly technologies and infrastructure every year could avert “the apocalypse” as he puts it.

His clear, down-to-the-essence thinking shines a bright light on a dark moment. Hit play to listen!

And at the top of the episode, our hosts Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac, and Paul Dickinson discuss the latest UK fringe conservative rumblings of the “Net Zero Scrutiny Group” and how recent populism movements are a wolf in sheep's clothing for communities who feel disenfranchised by politicians and global energy market fluctuations alike.

A very good place to start is with money. Just where does it go? What sums are allocated to which purposes?

Yuval Noah Harari

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