In HOW TO AVOID A CLIMATE DISASTER, 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. Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. In this book, he explains not only why we need to work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gasses, 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.
The book goes on sale today—as does the audiobook edition, narrated by Wil Wheaton (Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One; Randall Munroe’s How To), with an introduction read by the author.
Avoiding a climate catastrophe is in our power. Join Bill Gates and find out what it will take to get to zero.