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PETER DIAMANDIS — This blog looks at four options:

  1. Pass government legislation that incentivizes carbon abatement

  2. Drive mass adoption of solar energy and battery technology

  3. Adapt ourselves and our civilization to the changing climate

  4. Invest in geoscale engineering projects

Let’s dive in.

1. Government Regulation and Top-Down Incentives

We’ve seen many government debates, laws passed and treaties signed. We’ve heard a lot about the efficacy of cap and trade, taxing carbon, and other regulations that incentivize carbon abatement.

While we should rally behind policies that can assist in slowing the rise of global temperatures, forgive me if I don’t depend on this option to handle the problem.

Many special interests and scientifically ignorant members of the electorate make this option u