Search The WebSearch Aol.comCornelius… Logout1.1k 1.1k U.S. News World News Politics Sports Science & Tech Celebrity Movies Music TV Business Careers Personal Finance Retirement Real Estate My Portfolios Resources Markets Style Beauty Wellness Food Travel Living ShopA scientist who predicted a grim ‘Hothouse Earth’ says the world’s billionaires need to give up their money to save usBusiness InsiderHilary BrueckOct 19th 2018 11:55AMX A climate scientist who has warned about a grim “Hothouse Earth” scenario is back with a proposal about how to save the planet. It’s a straightforward, five-part plan that he says could eliminate poverty and hunger while helping the planet at the same time. But the plan requires unprecedented shifts in the way we do everything, from powering our lives to redistributing wealth.There’s a lot of doom and gloom about the state of the planet. Earlier this month, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report suggesting that by 2040, the world will be 1.5 degrees Celsius warmer than it was before we started burning fossil fuels like coal and gas for energy.Other scientists have suggested the world could hit a tipping point that triggers a “hothouse” state, in which the Earth would shift from a self-cooling biosphere into a self-warming mode. That could make our planet 4, 5, or even 6 degrees Celsius warmer than it is today, triggering unprecedented natural disasters.