Rethinking Climate Change: How Humanity Can Choose to Reduce Emissions 90% by 2035 through the Disruption of Energy, Transportation, and Food with Existing Technologies
2021.10.25 11:18 solar-cabin Rethinking Climate Change: How Humanity Can Choose to Reduce Emissions 90% by 2035 through the Disruption of Energy, Transportation, and Food with Existing Technologies
Technology disruptions already underway in the energy, transportation, and food sectors have extraordinary implications for climate change.
These three disruptions alone, driven by just eight technologies, can directly eliminate over 90% of net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions worldwide within 15 years. Market forces can be leveraged to drive the bulk of global GHG emissions mitigation because the technologies required are either already commercially available and competitive today, or can be deployed to market before 2025 with the right societal choices. The same technologies will also make the cost of carbon withdrawal affordable, meaning that moonshot breakthrough technologies are not required to solve the ‘Last Carbon Problem’ and go beyond net zero from 2035 onwards.
Key Findings Key Implications of the Energy, Transportation, and Food Disruptions for Climate Change
- We can achieve net zero emissions much more quickly than is widely imagined by deploying and scaling the technology we already have.
- We can achieve net zero emissions without collateral damage to society or the economy.
- Markets can and must play the dominant role in reducing emissions.
- Decarbonizing the global economy will not be costly, it will instead save trillions of dollars.
- A focused approach to reducing emissions is better than an all-of-the-above ‘whack-a-mole’ approach.
- We no longer need to trade off the environment and the economy against each other.
- 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.
- The same technologies that allow us to mitigate emissions will also enable us to withdraw carbon dioxide from the atmosphere affordably.
- Societal choices matter, and technology alone is not enough to achieve net zero emissions.
The Age of Creation
Humanity is on the cusp of the most profound transformation of the system of production in human history; from an extraction-based system dependent on exploiting scarce inputs (resources and labor) that requires scale and reach and centralization; to a creation-based system; a generative model that creates the things we need from super-abundant inputs available everywhere, and that is distributed, interconnected and networked. The complex problems in society, from climate change to conflict and inequality, are an inevitable outcome of this extraction-based system of production. In an extractive system, a ‘growth imperative’ is the key underlying evolutionary driver.
Civilizations that grow their capabilities and reach the fastest, spread through conquest or mimicry. Zero-sum competition forces societies to exploit or be exploited, hardwiring environmental degradation and inequality into the system. Societies that fail to exploit people and the planet slow progress and become footnotes in history. Thus, all these problems are at their root an outcome of our extraction-based system of production. However, society is blind to this critical insight and the possibility of an alternative. Our reductionist, narrow, linear mindsets mean we fail to appreciate the complex processes of change driving the disruption of our production system and are hence unable to recognize the speed, scale and impact of this transformation.
This failure means we see these problems as ‘wicked’ intractable issues with no good solutions. That might be true within the framework of the incumbent system, where zero-sum trade-offs mean that solving climate change for example, impacts economic growth; but this is not the case in the emerging system, that allows us to address all our problems together without trade-offs, as if cutting the Gordian knot.
Unfortunately, conventional blindness to this opportunity compels us to focus our efforts on solving yesterday’s problems, by patching up the old system through ‘Band-Aid’ solutions which address the symptom not the cause. While many of these ‘Band-Aids’ have some use in holding the current system together to prevent collapse before the new system emerges, they must not be mistaken for ‘cures’. Other ‘Band-Aids,’ however, can divert valuable resources (time, attention and capital) away from the optimal interventions and even risk shutting off the route to breakthrough.
The impending transformation of the production system driven by disruptions across the five foundational sectors of civilization represents a phase change: a fundamental change to the system state where all the conditions, rules and relationships are re-configured. This system thus cannot be understood through our existing mindsets, nor governed by our existing organizing system. This is why disruption comes from the edge. The greater the expertise of the current system, the more there is to unlearn. The advantage of incumbency will become the baggage of incumbency.
Only by relinquishing our reductionist mindsets and embracing a lens built on complexity and holism can we hope to identify the root cause of our problems and seize the extraordinary opportunities emerging allowing us to avoid catastrophic risks. Our hope is that this work will help reframe debates across society and help us recognize the possibilities of a new system.
If we can learn to see the world through a broader, clearer lens, we can properly diagnose our problems so that we can prescribe the right medicine, and avoid making decisions that waste valuable resources on misguided interventions. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/585c3439be65942f022bbf9b/t/6107fd0ed121a02875c1a99f/1627913876225/Rethinking+Implications.pdf
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