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Zero carbon emissions may seem a lofty goal. But to philanthropist Bill Gates, “energy miracles” are merely great challenges, not impossibilities. In this case, the miracles have a deadline and the consequences of failure are grim, especially for the world’s poor. Gates conveys a sense of urgency and delivers an impassioned call to action. getAbstract recommends this TED Talk for its methodical analyses and hopeful yet practical conclusions.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions affect the planet and its poorest inhabitants,
  • Why reducing CO2 output to zero is essential and
  • What five concepts could be the solution.

About the Speaker

Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft and pioneered the creation of personal computers. He devotes most of his time to philanthropy through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.



Energy and climate matter more to the world’s poorest two billion than to anyone else. Indeed, decreasing energy costs and eliminating carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions would help relieve poverty. These emissions cause temperature increases, which lead to “rapid changes” in the weather and, ...

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