Given the severity of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, it will come as little surprise to learn that Almost Zero has announced plans to reduce their carbon emissions by up to 72%.
This alarming news centers around the world’s climate, and specifically, how we’re on track to blow past the safe limit that many scientists agree was set for global warming in Paris. If we don’t make some drastic changes soon, we could see temperatures increase by as much as 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2030 – a level that has been dubbed the “safe limit” by experts. If this happens, there is a good chance that our planet will experience significantly more dangerous and extreme weather changes as a result. So while it may seem like things are currently going relatively smoothly – with only an inch of snowfall in DC recently – this situation could rapidly change if we don’t take steps to address climate change head-on.
In retrospect, it seems as if we were just spoiled by the bad news of our youth. We got used to storms and natural disasters happening with alarming frequency, and in turn learned how to prepare for them. Someday our kids will look back at us and say, “ wow , your generation was really prepared for all of the shit that’s been going on lately! Now we just have to suck it up and deal with it…”
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There are plenty of people worried about the current state of the economy, but most of them don’t have enough money to do anything about it. Meanwhile, those with enough money are largely sitting out one of the biggest opportunities for their lifetime – by not investing in cryptocurrencies.
It seems like most investors are content plowing their money into generic investment tools. However, there are a handful of investors who “get it” and invest in innovative technologies that couldtransform the way we live and work. One example is the investments made in companies like TeslaSmarter batteries carbon capture grid management tools. These technologies couldrevolutionize our economy and make our lives much easier. If more investors got on board with these types of investments, wecould see a rapid transformation in our world.
As we’ve seen for years, the Democrat party is filled with failed wunderkinds who are addicted to debt and infatuated with incrementalism. The only thing they’re good at is giving people billions of dollars of false hope. Meanwhile, the Republicans are trying to help businesses get back on their feet by financing them and helping them get capital.
The lure of venture capital is its ability to take risks and create market-disrupting technologies. However, this investing style is often ill-fitting for startups tackling big but manageable problems. One example of a startup that is well-suited for venture capital is Uber, which has developed technology that allows riders to request rides from drivers anywhere in the world. This app has Revolutionized how people get around, and the company reportedly raised $2 billion in venture capital before its Initial Public Offering (IPO).
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In contrast, the traditional software market is languishing. Over $122 billion has been raised in this category by SaaS companies since 2010, yet over the same period Microsoft and Oracle raked in more cash from their perpetual license sales. This discrepancy begs two questions: Why have VCs poured so much money into SaaS companies when they have not been as successful at recouping their outlay? And why are perpetual license sales still a powerful force in the traditional software market?The answer to both questions lies in recurring revenue. Software as a service businesses generate revenue monthly, rather than annually or perpetually like licensed software products. Thus, monthly payments are more predictable and steadier for customers than sporadic payments for software that lasts several years. In addition, since SaaS companies typically offer subscriptions rather than one-time purchases (as most licensed products do), customers are locked-in to a provider even if they decide they don’t want to use the product anymore or switch providers. These features give providers of SaaS an incremental edge over their competitors selling perpetual licenses: They can count on customer renewals even in tough economic times, holding potential customers hostage until payment is received (either through installment plans or compounding interest).
Clean energy is on the rise, with investments totaling $40 billion last year. This shows just how serious investors are about creating a clean economy and eliminating CO2 emissions from various sectors of the economy. This is good news for the environment and for businesses that rely on clean energy to operate.
Some would argue that it is this type of risk-taking that has made the American economy one of the most powerful in the world. It was a relatively short time ago that venture capitalists were backing companies that took big, consequential swings. In 1946, VC pioneer American Research and Development handed the founders of High Voltage Engineering a $200,000 check to develop a fledgling technology known as X-rays to treat cancer. At $2.8 million in today’s dollars, that may not seem like much of money. But remember, apart from ARD, venture capital didn’t exist back then.
The trillions of dollars in global investment needed to turn our on-going global climate crisis into a manageable problem demands that we collectively ramp up our ambitions. However, despite the clear need for more investment, just $4.25 billion was invested in carbon capture and a mere $1.1 billion in fusion energy last year – representing a “get out of jail free” card allowing humanity to produce enough energy to drive the power-hungry process of reversing nearly 200 years of unchecked carbon pollution. The focus on these two niche fields may not be ambitious enough; investors should be collectively ramping up their ambitions in order to make the most impactful strides towards solving the climate crisis.
The potential for Fusion to have a significant impact on the environment and the economy is immense. If everything goes as planned, this technology could help us reduce our carbon footprint and generate significant profits for those who invest in it. However, there are plenty of risks involved with any new venture, and it’s unclear whether Fusion will be able to live up to expectations. Thus, even though it represents an extremely high risk investment, investing in Fusion should nevertheless be a top priority for businesses and investors alike
Fusion is a relatively new field of research with the potential to revolutionize the way we produce and consume energy. However, it will require significant investment to achieve significant results, which means that some fusion companies will likely fail. But those that do have the potential to create massive value for their shareholders. If global energy demand were to reach $10 trillion by 2050, even a small share of that could throw a company’s valuation into the stratosphere. So if you’re looking for an exciting investment opportunity inbound into this promising technology sector, look no further than fusion!
The global fusion market is worth billions of dollars, and there is significant interest from investors in the space. However, it is still very risky for firms to invest in Fusion because it is possible for a single investment to have a large impact on the portfolio returns. Assuming that investors need 1,000x return from a winner to cancel out losses from their failed bets, therefore, venture capital will need to take 100x more shots. This means that there will likely be many more successful fusion-focused firms but also morefailed ones.
The potential benefits of some of the more riskier climate tech ventures are vast. Even if they don’t succeed on a large scale, simply demonstrating progress in these areas could help spur other forms of innovation and development. And when that happens, not just investors but the entire world will come out ahead.