The task is huge; most people say impossible. It would require a revolution in social and economic priorities and the biggest shift in investment patterns in at least 200 years. A gigantic heap of junked internal combustion engines would be the least of it. But isn’t that exactly what the planet needs?
As we all hunkered down under those strange empty skies in March, we invited Tortoise members to help us work out what it would take to get to net zero carbon emissions in a decade. Their findings were published in Tortoise in August. At this very special ThinkIn, the Tortoise members who did the work on our first ‘moonshot’ project join editor Giles Whittell to share what they discovered.