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

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

By Gates, Bill

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Bill Gates shares what he's learned in more than a decade of studying climate change and investing in innovations to address the problems, and sets out a vision for how the world can build the tools it needs to get to zero greenhouse gas emissions. Bill Gates explains why he care...s so deeply about climate change and what makes him optimistic that the world can prevent the worst impacts of the climate crisis. Gates says, we can work on a local, national, and global level to build the technologies, businesses, and industries to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. His interest in climate change is a natural outgrowth of the efforts by his foundation to reduce poverty and disease. Climate change, according to Gates, will have the biggest impact on the people who have done the least to cause it. As a technologist, he has seen first-hand how innovation can change the world. By investing in research, inventing new technologies, and by deploying them quickly at large scale, Gates believes climate change can be addressed in meaningful ways. According to Gates, to prevent the worst effects of climate change, we have to get to net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases. This problem is urgent, and the debate is complex, but I believe we can come together to invent new carbon-zero technologies, deploy the ones we have, and ultimately avoid a climate catastrophe.
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ISBN 9780385546133
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780385546133
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Status Internationally sourced; ships 10-15 working days
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
Imprint Alfred A. Knopf
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Gates, Bill
Category Central Government Policies
Applied Ecology
Global Warming
Environmental Economics
Environmental Engineering & Technology
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 243mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code 363.738747
Weight 573g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Environmental policy, Greenhouse gases - Environmental aspects, Climatic changes - Prevention - Technological innovations, Global warming - Prevention - Technological innovations
NBS Text Environment & Planning
ONIX Text General/trade