How to Avoid a Climate DisasterGates, Bill
Which do you want first, the good news or the bad news? In this accessible and cogent guide to global warming and climate change, author Bill Gates delivers both the many challenges ahead, as well as the solutions that are lining up and the breakthrough technologies that are needed.
Written with simplicity and clarity, this blueprint for avoiding disaster is fortified with science and economics and offers a potential path to a zero-carbon future.
Important book that applies numbers to the climate crisis - many people will be surprised eg. tree planting is good but the effect is very small; and concrete is very bad. Everyone should read this book.
This book set out the problem of climate change very clearly and simply. With a chapter for each of the 5 main causes for our CO2 emissions, including graphs, charts and statistics ( some quite surprising), we are led on with urgency to possible solutions, and told what we can do as a nation and as an individual to help reach Carbon Zero by 2050. We liked his final optimistic paragraph on p.226.Good notes and questions for discussion.
Led to a very interesting discussion!
All in the group thought that the book was well set out and clearly divided into its compound parts. The work was thoughtfully presented and assertions justified. A worthwhile read...
Writing a bit dry, but worth reading. Interesting take on climate change and the place of technology in solving issues.