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How to avoid a climate disaster : the solutions we have and the breakthroughs we need

Gates, Bill 1955- (author.).

Available copies

  • 4 of 24 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.

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3 current holds with 24 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library 363.738 Gate (Text) 33294002106136 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780735280441
  • Physical Description: regular print
    257 pages : illustrations, charts ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: "Bill Gates shares what he's learned in more than a decade of studying climate change and investing in innovations to address the problems, and sets out a vision for how the world can build the tools it needs to get to zero greenhouse gas emissions. Bill Gates explains why he cares so deeply about the climate crisis and what makes him optimistic that the world can prevent the worst impacts of it. Gates says,"We can work on a local, national and global level to build the technologies, businesses and industries to avoid the worst impacts of climate change." His interest in climate change is a natural outgrowth of efforts by his foundation to reduce poverty and disease. Climate change, according to Gates, will have the biggest impact on the people who have done the least to cause it. As a technologist, he has seen first-hand how innovation can change the world. By investing in research, inventing new technologies, and deploying them quickly at large scale, Gates believes climate change can be addressed in meaningful ways. He says, "To prevent the worst effects, we have to get to net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases. This problem is urgent, and the debate in complex, but I believe we can come together to invent new carbon-zero technologies, deploy the ones we have, and ultimately avoid a climate catastrophe.""-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Climatic changes -- Prevention -- Technological innovations
Global warming -- Prevention -- Technological innovations
Greenhouse gases -- Environmental aspects
Environmental policy

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