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IT’S BILL GATES: One of the most eminent and important people in the world, and a problem-solving genius who has turned his attention to the world’s greatest problem.
PRESCRIPTIVE: In the last chapter, Gates tells us exactly what we should do.
OPTIMISTIC: Gates believes the climate crisis can be solved.
#1 NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
“This book arrives at a critical moment.” —The New York Times
“[Gates’s] expertise, gleaned from interactions with climate scientists, glaciologists, energy scholars, agriculture experts, and others, is apparent in the book’s lucid explanations of the scientific aspects of climate change. The solutions he outlines are pragmatic and grounded in forward-thinking economic reasoning.” —Science
“[How to Avoid a Climate Disaster] presents a compelling explanation of how the world can stop global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions effectively to zero…. Gates knows how to frame issues in terms with which everybody should be able to engage, without dumbing down the material…. [R]eaders will discover from his book that he is a serious and genuine force for good on climate change.” —The Guardian
“[How to Avoid a Climate Disaster]—aimed at both…academics and the general public—explains the science, what we’re dealing with and what Gates thinks we need to do, in clear language and chapters…. There’s an intensity to Gates as he speaks that’s contagious. It’s not just about what he’s doing—he wants to get everyone on board.” —Toronto Star
“A persuasive, optimistic strategy for reducing greenhouse emissions to zero by midcentury…. Gates makes a significant contribution to the rapidly growing shelf of books that not only acknowledge climate change, but also propose viable solutions…Gates moves several steps further in a comprehensible…text that provides detailed plans. The author relates a compelling vision of what the potential devastation will look like, assessing the scale and range of expected damage, but he is more interested in clearly communicating the multitiered facets of his plan. While drawing on his expertise and instincts as a successful tech innovator, investor, and philanthropist, Gates relies on teams of experts in science, engineering, and public policy to flesh out the details…. Though Gates doesn’t shy away from acknowledging the daunting challenges ahead, his narrative contains enough confidence—and hard science and economics—to convince many readers that his blueprint is one of the most viable yet. A supremely authoritative and accessible plan for how we can avoid a climate catastrophe.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates proposes a practical plan for preventing the worst effects of climate change by articulating what it will take to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions. Gates takes what he’s learned over the last decade from experts across physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science, economics and finance, and translates the complex issue of climate change into an approachable style…. Gates offers a clear-eyed account of the challenges we face. He shows we need new tools for fighting climate change…[i]dentifying the solutions we should deploy now and the innovations we need to develop…. How to Avoid a Climate Disaster provides a wide-ranging, concrete plan to achieve our goals.” —The Deccan Herald (India)
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