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

The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need

Bill GatesKnopf • 2021

Bill Gates Fights Climate Change

by David Meyer

Microsoft founder Bill Gates presents a clear, indispensable primer on climate change issues and possible actions.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates walks the walk on climate change by minding his personal carbon footprint and investing in green technologies. In this approachable, no-nonsense text, he specifies how governments, industries and individuals can tackle daunting climate challenges that threaten life on Earth. Gates describes sweeping changes – in energy use, infrastructure, agriculture and government policies – essential to achieving zero greenhouse emissions by 2050.

Greg Williams wrote in Wired that Gates, “argues that wholesale transformation is possible.” The Wall Street Journal Magazine said, accurately, that Gates “presents ideas with the methodical approach of a college textbook. Remarkably, given the state of the world, it is an optimistic, can-do sort of book, chock-full of solutions.” 


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    R. S. 1 year ago
    GREAT BOOK and hence I agree with the 10/10 rating.

    However, I noticed that in the energy section of this review nuclear has been omitted while Bill Gates is a great proponent of this source and sees it as imperative for solving the challenge at hand.

    Quote chapter 4 (Electricity) "”What’ most important is that the world gets serious once again about advancing the field of nuclear energy. It is just too promising to ignore”