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Deep Dive | Can billionaires save us?

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Wednesday, 16 March 2022 | This week, Ash and Kristen ask: Do billionaires have enough money to foot the growing climate change bill?

Sure, they've got the cash (and lots of it) but is it enough to "fix" climate change? With all the talk of billionaires not doing enough, we wanted to know, could they really save the planet with the cash in their pockets if they wanted to. 
We divulge exactly how much money billionaires possess and why the solution might not be as simple as throwing money at the problem. We've got to shout out the IRENA report that crunched the numbers on how much $$ it's gonna take to reach the Paris Agreement goals. Spoiler alert...the number its in the TRILLIONS!


World Transitions Outlook: 1.5 degree Pathway (via IRENA)

Inequality Kills: The unparalleled action needed to combat unprecedented inequality in the cake of COVID-19 (via OXFAM International) 

The richest people in the world (via Forbes)

How much money is there in the world? (via RankRed)

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Hosts and producers: Ash Webb and Kristen Amiet

Executive producer: Andrew ‘Bag’ Sidwell

Producer: Luke Spano

Editing and sound mixing: Alex Smith of Make Noise

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