Following up on this article. Bill Gates has published a short paper on his views for energy R&D.

This chart jumped out at me:

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The sheer scale of decarbonisation is staggering, even keeping to the 2 degree scenario you’re looking at at tenfold reduction in the CO2 needed to produce a kilowatt hour of energy. Oh and it needs to be done in 35 years.

Make that 34 years, 2015 is nearly over.

The picture above is a project to capture atmospheric CO2 and recycle it into fuel. Link