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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • 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.

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How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates

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BILL GATES

"This sounds difficult, because it will be. The world has never done anything quite this big."

BILL GATES

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51 Billion to Zero

51 Billion to Zero

Every year, about 51 billion tons of greenhouse gases are added to our atmosphere, with the number still increasing.

Zero is the amount we need to aim for in order to stop climate change.

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Causes of Global Warming

Causes of Global Warming

Contrary to popular belief, emissions caused by car traffic and aviation only make up around 16% of all greenhouse gases emitted.

The remaining 84% are caused by the production of food, electricity and building materials, as well as air conditioning.

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Every living being is moving in space on this planet we call home, the only one we have. It is our obligation to not take this home for granted.

We Need To Act Together

We Need To Act Together

Climate science tells us 'why' we need to deal with the problem of climate change problem, but not 'how' to deal with it. For that we will need chemistry, physics, biology, political science, economics, engineering and other sciences.

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How to fix Climate Change ?

this is an incredible book that offers ways to address climate change.

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