The race of our lives revisited (in a nutshell)

Jeremy Grantham | GMO | 16 May 2019 | 1.00 CE

You could call this the story of carbon dioxide and Homo sapiens¹. You may not know, but if we had no carbon dioxide at all, the temperature of the Earth would be minus 25ºC – a frozen ball with no life with the possible exception of bacteria. That crucial 200 to 300 parts per million of carbon dioxide has taken us from that frozen state to the pretty agreeable world we have today. CO2 is therefore, thank heavens, a rem...

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