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How to avoid a climate disaster : the solutions we have and the breakthroughs we need

Author: Bill Gates
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021. ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Bill Gates shares what he's learned in more than a decade of studying climate change and investing in innovations to address the problems, and sets out a vision for how the world can build the tools it needs to get to zero greenhouse gas emissions. Bill Gates explains why he cares so deeply about climate change and what makes him optimistic that the world can avoid the most dire effects of the climate crisis. Gates
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Gates, Bill, 1955-
How to avoid a climate disaster.
New York : Doubleday, [2020]
(DLC) 2019059397
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Gates
ISBN: 9780385546133 0385546130 9780735280441 0735280444
OCLC Number: 1122802121
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Description: 257 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: 51 billion to zero --
Why zero? --
This will be hard --
Five questions to ask in every climate conversation --
How we plug in --
How we make things --
How we grow things --
How we get around --
How we keep cool and stay warm --
Adapting to a warmer world --
Why government policies matter --
A plan for getting to zero --
What each of us can do --
Afterword: Climate change and COVID-19.
Responsibility: Bill Gates.

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"Bill Gates shares what he's learned in more than a decade of studying climate change and investing in innovations to address the problems, and sets out a vision for how the world can build the tools it needs to get to zero greenhouse gas emissions. Bill Gates explains why he cares so deeply about climate change and what makes him optimistic that the world can avoid the most dire effects of the climate crisis. Gates says, "We can work on a local, national, and global level to build the technologies, businesses, and industries to avoid the worst impacts of climate change." His interest in climate change is a natural outgrowth of the efforts by his foundation to reduce poverty and disease. Climate change, according to Gates, will have the biggest impact on the people who have done the least to cause it. As a technologist, he has seen firsthand how innovation can change the world. By investing in research, inventing new technologies, and by deploying them quickly at large scale, Gates believes climate change can be addressed in meaningful ways. According to Gates, "to prevent the worst effects of climate change, we have to get to net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases. This problem is urgent, and the debate is complex, but I believe we can come together to invent new carbon-zero technologies, deploy the ones we have, and ultimately avoid a climate catastrophe""--

After more than a decade of studying climate change and investing in innovations to address the problems, Gates sets out a vision for how the world can build the tools it needs to get to zero greenhouse gas emissions. He explains why he is optimistic that the world can avoid the most dire effects of the climate crisis, and discusses how climate change can be addressed in meaningful ways. -- adapted from jacket

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