War-time scale efforts are often referenced to suggest that we are capable of mobilizing lots of resources for a cause, when necessary. The race to the moon is another case in point.
Due to the inertia in the global climate system, and the fact that being personally affected contributes a lot to the generation of political will in our days, it is likely that the social tipping point will be reached too late for half-hearted approaches. That is why we dedicate a special page to emergency mitigation. The questions to be answered are:
Kevin Anderson at the Tyndall Center has been calling for a similar framing and looking seriously at the options at hand. On December 10/11th 2013 they held the first Radical Emissions Reductions Conference.
Remaining questions are:
What are the conditions under which such a strategy would become the Plan A for political leaders?
Are there ways to speed up the creation of these conditions?