How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need Details

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.

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Title:How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need
Edition Language:English
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    How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need Reviews

  • Emily May

    I wish I liked this book a bit more than I did because I'd love to counteract some of the negative comments from people who I suspect never read the book (ten years on Goodreads and this still makes m...

  • Jessica

    bill gates ‪is like the richest man in the world, he could probably singlehandedly pay to fix climate change and still be richer than most people, he does not need to write a book telling us that we...

  • Sean Barrs

    Bill Gates has great motives here and a high degree of personal integrity and honesty, I'll give him that. He wrote this book because he felt that it needed to be written and that it could do some goo...

  • Dr. Appu Sasidharan

    Summary (Regular Review) Do you think that climate change is a hoax created by billionaires to control developing countries? How can a person with a high carbon footprint like Bill Gates, who t...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Audiobook... read by Bill Gates and Will WheatonAs we moved towards a zero carbon future....we’re still allowed to eat toast.There are some things we ( little us) can do to help:.... conserve water....

  • Corvus

    This just in: tech billionaire responsible for some of the worst pollution and disaster on this planet shares his wisdom about saving us from pollution and disaster on this planet while flying around ...

  • Khurram

    A great informative, optimistic, and ambitious plan and story. Bill Gates does an incredible job of explaining the extent of the climate disaster we are heading to, but where we are, what we can do an...

  • Jenna

    I wasn't going to mention the "controversy" over this book, but the more I think about it, the more I think I should. (If you aren't bothered -as you shouldn't be- by these hypocrisy claims and want t...

  • Aaron Akbar

    Highly readable, and extremely practical, Gates sorts out the mess of data in concise terms without making the information feel like too much. Initially disconcerting, the first part of the book lays ...

  • Jeffrey Keeten

    ”To stop global warming and avoid the worst effects of climate change, humans need to stop adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.This sounds difficult, because it will be. The world has never do...