How To Avoid A Climate Disaster

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster
Publisher Knopf Canada
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Category Science
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780735280458
Rating 4/5 from 8 reviews
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BESTSELLER In this urgent, singularly 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 an irreversible climate catastrophe. Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help and guidance of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science and finance, he has focused on exactly what must be done in order to stop the planet's slide toward certain environmental disaster. In this book, he not only gathers together all the information we need to fully grasp how important it is that we work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases but also details exactly what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal. He gives us a clear-eyed description of the challenges we face. 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 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 by following the guidelines he sets out here, it is a goal firmly within our reach.

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster
  • Author : Bill Gates
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2021-02-16

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BESTSELLER In this urgent, singularly 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 an irreversible climate catastrophe. Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects

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How to Avoid a Climate Disaster
  • Author : Bill Gates
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2021-02-16

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • 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

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How to Avoid a Climate Disaster
  • Author : Bill Gates
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2021-02-16

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

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The New Climate War
  • Author : Michael E. Mann
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2021-01-12

A renowned climate scientist shows how fossil fuel companies have waged a thirty-year campaign to deflect blame and responsibility and delay action on climate change, and offers a battle plan for how we can save the planet. Recycle. Fly less. Eat less meat. These are some of the ways that

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  • Author : David Pogue
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-01-26

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  • Publisher : Tim Duggan Books
  • Release Date : 2020-03-17

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The Ministry for the Future
  • Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06

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The Physics of Climate Change
  • Author : Lawrence M. Krauss
  • Publisher : Post Hill Press
  • Release Date : 2021-01-26

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  • Author : Susan H. Kamei
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-09-07

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Drawdown
  • Author : Paul Hawken
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-04-18

• New York Times bestseller • The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world “At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it. Reading it is

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  • Author : Thomas Homer-Dixon
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-09

"For three decades, the [author] has examined the threats to our future security--predicting a deteriorating global environment, extreme economic stresses, mass migrations, social instability and wide political violence if humankind continued on its current course ... Today just about everything we've known and relied on (our natural environment, economy, societies, cultures

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People We Meet on Vacation
  • Author : Emily Henry
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11

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A Good War
  • Author : Seth Klein
  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01

“This is the roadmap out of climate crisis that Canadians have been waiting for.” — Naomi Klein, activist and New York Times bestselling author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine • One of Canada’s top policy analysts provides the first full-scale blueprint for meeting our climate change commitments • Contains

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This Is Climate Change
  • Author : David Nelles,Christian Serrer
  • Publisher : The Experiment
  • Release Date : 2021-08-31

Go beyond politics and hyperbole in this nuts-and-bolts infographic guide to climate change This Is Climate Change cuts straight to the facts, using infographics on every page to make the reality about our warming planet plain to see. How much do humans contribute to global warming? What do evermore-frequent storms

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True Believer  The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee
  • Author : Abraham Riesman
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2021-02-16

The definitive, revelatory biography of Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee, a writer and entrepreneur who reshaped global pop culture—at a steep personal cost “A biography that reads like a thriller or a whodunit . . . scrupulously honest, deeply damning, and sometimes even heartbreaking.”—Neil Gaiman Stan Lee—born Stanley Martin Lieber

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