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

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Not even the richest men in the world can stave off what is happening to our planet. Sure, people say if there is global warming, why is it snowing? Well, for one thing, the polar ice caps are melting. This book is a primer on the world’s resources and how we have used and abused them and ignored the consequences. Now it is up to all of us to remedy the situation. Gates thinks 2030 is much too optimistic as a current timeline to turn things in the right direction. He thinks mitigation is possible by 2050. Even so, he tells us in this book that there is not much time.

The subheading of this book is The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need. Some of those breakthroughs cannot even be identified at this time. There is a lot more money we need to spend in research in order to begin to postulate some helpful scenarios.

Gates had predicted the pandemic and now he is the bell ringer for climate change. We all know he is exceptionally smart. We need to listen, heed his warnings, and be willing to adapt to a different world with much less reliance on fossil fuels.

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Author Bill Gates
Star Count 3/5
Format Hard
Page Count 258 pages
Publisher Random House
Publish Date 16-Feb-2021
ISBN 9780385546133 Buy this Book
Issue May 2021
Category Science & Nature