How a New Currency Could Help Solve the Climate Crisis
In a book that’s teeming with world-changing ideas, one of the most radical storylines in Kim Stanley Robinson’s sci-fi novel “Ministry for the Future” revolves around the “carbon coin”: a new currency, backed by the world’s central banks, earned by removing or avoiding emissions.
Carbon coin is more than one writer’s speculation. Developed by Australian researcher Delton Chen, who fleshed out the idea in academic papers, the concept is quietly gaining support.
Join Chen and Robinson as they discuss “Ministry,” the game-changing potential of a carbon coin and plans to test the currency in the real world.