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Climate change: are we overreacting?
Climate change: are we overreacting? | GZERO World with Ian Bremmer

Climate change: are we overreacting?

Climate experts agree that climate change is real and human-caused. But how far should the world go to combat it? Will the worst-case scenarios forecast by climate scientists end up a reality?

On GZERO World with Ian Bremmer, author Bjorn Lomborg says the answer is no. Climate change is indeed a problem, he says, but “it’s not the end of the world.”

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Ian Explains: Can we save the planet without hurting the economy?
Ian Explains: Can we save the planet without hurting the economy? | GZERO Media

Ian Explains: Can we save the planet without hurting the economy?

“How much are we willing to sacrifice to stop climate change?”

That’s how the conversation is usually framed, that fighting climate change requires some sort of trade-off: save the planet vs. maintain living standards, reduce carbon emissions vs. increase profits, lower global temperatures vs. lift more people out of poverty.

On Ian Explains, Ian Bremmer argues that this framing is actually a false choice. In the last decade, the underlying technology and economics of decarbonization have improved so much, we no longer need to choose between investing in climate mitigation and economic growth. In fact, clean energy technology like solar panels, wind turbines, and advanced battery storage have become, in many ways, more affordable than fossil fuels.

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