How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates audiobook

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

By Bill Gates

Random House Audio 9780385546133
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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 to 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. *This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF of charts, graphs, and pictures from the book.

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#1 New York Times bestseller

#1 Amazon bestseller

A New York Times Bestseller in Audio

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

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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 to 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. *This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF of charts, graphs, and pictures from the book.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Clear, concise on a colossal subject and intelligently holistic in its approach to the problem.” New Scientist
“His expertise…is apparent in the book’s lucid explanations of the scientific aspects of climate change.” Science
“Supremely authoritative and accessible.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“[A] bracing mix of cold-eyed realism and number-crunched optimism.” The Economist (London)
“Remarkably, given the state of the world, it is an optimistic, can-do sort of book, chock-full of solutions.” Wall Street Journal
“After more than a decade of climate change research, Bill Gates is presenting his plan for recouping the current climate change losses and getting our world to the point of zero greenhouse gas emissions.” BookPage
“The most comprehensible explanation for what’s driving our warming planet…[and] the closest thing I’ve seen to a how-to guide for addressing the climate crisis.” Fortune
“Gates…spent a decade studying its consequences and considering how best to address them. Here he promotes new carbon-zero technologies that can be deployed quickly worldwide.” Library Journal

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 7.19
Audience: Adult
Language: English