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How to avoid a climate disaster : the solutions we have and the breakthroughs we need / Bill Gates.

Gates, Bill, 1955- (author,, narrator.). Wheaton, Wil, (narrator.).

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  • ISBN: 9780593215753
  • ISBN: 0593215753
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file (07 hr., 14 min., 23 sec.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Random House Audio, 2021.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: 51 billion to zero -- Why zero? -- This will be hard -- Five questions to ask in every climate conversation -- How we plug in -- How we make things -- How we grow things -- How we get around -- How we keep cool and stay warm -- Adapting to a warmer world -- Why government policies matter -- A plan for getting to zero -- What each of us can do.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Bill Gates and Wil Wheaton.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Source of Description Note:
Online resource; title from title details screen (OverDrive, viewed February 22, 2021).
Subject: Climatic changes > Prevention > Technological innovations.
Global warming > Prevention > Technological innovations.
Greenhouse gases > Environmental aspects.
Environmental policy.
Environmental policy.
Greenhouse gases > Environmental aspects.
Genre: Downloadable audio books.
Audiobooks.
Audiobooks.

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