How to Avoid a Climate Disaster How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need

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Publisher Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • 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 to 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.

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
2021
February 16
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
24.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Zin1guy ,

It is free. You are free to read it

It’s not free because consumers rarely appreciate items if they are free. The value is not recognized if you don’t have a small amount of skin in the game. I doubt the publisher would offer up their profit either. And I’m pretty sure Gates profits will go towards more climate mitigation...

Former USA Today user ,

Why isn’t this book free?

I haven’t read this book yet, but I’m struck by the fact that this book is not entirely subsidized by Bill Gates. If he really wants people to read his proposal, why is he charging for it? He can certainly afford to offer it for free and, as a result, spread the word far more broadly and quickly...

leonlagrey ,

Load of Climate crap from a Madman

What makes Bill Gates think that he can tell anything to anyone about climate disaster? when he has no credentials about climate change, the one thing he knows how to do is create is viruses.

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