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How to Halt Global Warming for $300 Billion

  • UN scientists say reclaiming wasteland could capture carbon
  • Global effort would stall emissions growth for up to 20 years
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The Cost To End Global Warming

$300 billion. That’s the money needed to stop the rise in greenhouse gases and buy up to 20 years of time to fix global warming, according to United Nations climate scientists. It’s the gross domestic product of Chile, or the world’s military spending every 60 days.

The sum is not to fund green technologies or finance a moonshot solution to emissions, but to use simple, age-old practices to lock millions of tons of carbon back into an overlooked and over-exploited resource: the soil.