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In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical - and accessible - plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.

Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science, and finance, he has focused on what must be done in order to stop the planet's slide toward certain environmental disaster. In this book, he not only explains why we need to work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases, but also details what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal.

He gives us a clear-eyed description of the challenges we face. Drawing on his understanding of innovation and what it takes to get new ideas into the market, he describes the areas in which technology is already helping to reduce emissions, where and how the current technology can be made to function more effectively, where breakthrough technologies are needed, and who is working on these essential innovations. Finally, he lays out a concrete, practical plan for achieving the goal of zero emissions-suggesting not only policies that governments should adopt, but what we as individuals can do to keep our government, our employers, and ourselves accountable in this crucial enterprise.

As Bill Gates makes clear, achieving zero emissions will not be simple or easy to do, but if we follow the plan he sets out here, it is a goal firmly within our reach.

Wissenschaft und Natur
16. Februar
Penguin Books Ltd


zeca maddox ,

Great Overview about the climate challenges

Great Overview about the climate challenges

allaboutdavid ,

Good for beginners, though a bit too self-promoting

Bill Gates's book provides valuable information to people who don't know much about the current state of climate change. The book discusses various ways of reducing your carbon footprint and what politics, the state, and the market can and have to do to tackle that challenge.

Nevertheless, Mr. Gates talks a lot about his foundation and his investments in companies. All, at first sight, noble actions, though I expected more of a facts-based book rather than listing all the achievements of Gates.

Also, the book is somewhat too basic - it doesn't give you many new insights. If you already have some knowledge and read through some news articles, you probably know the current state and ways on how to fight against the climate crisis. Gates talked about some worth mentioned technological ideas, though, without going into details. And some ideas of him, I don't agree with, like still using nuclear power plants.

So, if you want to enter into the debate about fighting the climate crisis, this is a good start to learn the current state and how we can take upon this challenge. If you are already familiar with the topic, you might find this book a bit bland.

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