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The specific cost of preventing climate breakdown | Yuval Noah Harari

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Nobody really knows just how much it could cost in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Yet historian Yuval Noah Harari’s analysis, in line with the work of scientists and economists, indicates that humanity might avert catastrophe by investing the same as just two percent of global GDP into climate solutions. He makes the case that preventing ecological cataclysm won’t require the major global disruptions many fear and explains that people curently have the resources we are in need of — it’s only a matter of shifting our priorities.

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Nobody really knows just how much it could cost in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Yet historian Yuval Noah Harari’s analysis, in line with the work of scientists and economists, indicates that humanity might avert catastrophe by investing the same as just two percent of global GDP into climate solutions. He makes the case that preventing ecological cataclysm won’t require the major global disruptions many fear and explains that people curently have the resources we are in need of — it’s only a matter of shifting our priorities.

This talk was presented at the official TED conference. TED’s editors thought we would feature it for you personally.

Yuval Noah Harari is really a historian, philosopher and the bestselling writer of “Sapiens,” “Homo Deus,” “21 Lessons for the 21st Century” and the graphic novel series “Sapiens: A Graphic History.” He could be considered among the world’s most influential public intellectuals today.

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