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It's not a technical problem.

And it's not a financial problem, either. Estimates for achieving 100% renewable power and/or zero net carbon emissions vary all over the place, but somewhere in the region of $1T to $10T seems mainstream.

The US deficit for 2020 is over $1T, largely due to recent changes to the tax code. The cost so far for our wars in the Middle East since 9/11 is roughly $6T.

We could raise $10T all by ourselves if there were popular and political will.

by asdf on Thu Sep 26th, 2019 at 09:42:33 PM EST
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