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How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need Audiobook, by Bill Gates
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Author: Bill Gates Narrator: Wil Wheaton, Bill Gates Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2021 ISBN: 9780593215753
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • “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.”

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  • “Gates argues that climate change will have the biggest impact on those who have done the least to cause it, and he’s 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, aiming for zero greenhouse gas emissions.”

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  • A BookPage Top Pick of Most Anticipated Upcoming Books

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About the Author

Bill Gates Sr. is a prominent lawyer, civil activist, and philanthropist. He is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and lives in Seattle.

About the Narrator

Wil Wheaton is an award–winning actor, voice artist, author, and audiobook narrator. Among his movie credits are Stand by Me and Toy Soldiers. His many television credits include Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Big Bang Theory, and Generator Rex. As a narrator of more than a dozen audiobooks, he has twice won the prestigious Audie Award, twice been a finalist for the Audie, and earned an Earphones Award from AudioFile magazine.