Joseph Stiglitz | Global Landscape News| March 2, 2021

What could wartime levels of emergency funding buy us in the fight against global warming?

Despite a 7 percent drop in global carbon emissions as a result of the pandemic in 2020, the UN Emissions Gap Report predicts that, by the end of the century, we are on course for a catastrophic temperature rise of 3.5 degrees Celsius above pre-Industrial levels.

But what might be possible if politicians not only promoted a “green recovery” from the pandemic but also launched a massive spending program to rival the emergency budgets of World War Two? Could this “crisis mindset” somehow help us curb global warming?

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