With most countries doing little to counteract the effects of climate change, prospects currently look bleak for meeting the 2015 Paris Agreement demands. The December 1st, 2018 issue of The Economist offers a series of articles outlining how offending industries can realistically approach decarbonizing Earth’s atmosphere with new energy technology. Developing green fuels is expensive, but readers will learn how transitions can be instituted in stages to preserve existing infrastructure and resources. Super-light hydrogen is likely to be the heavyweight in an emerging zero-carbon world.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why producing zero carbon emission electricity is the key to global decarbonisation;
- Which industries are the biggest offenders in greenhouse gas production; and
- Why experts think hydrogen will take the lead in fueling Earth’s future.
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The Economist, established in 1843, has never abandoned “its belief in free trade, internationalism and minimum interference by government, especially in the affairs of the market.”