How To Avoid A Climate Disaster By Bill Gates

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0151 Billion To Zero2021021520210216 (R4)Bill Gates sets out his far-reaching plan for how the world can get to net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2050 and avoid a climate catastrophe. Read by William Hope.

Bill Gates is a technologist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, and in his new book he brings these three strands together to propose an urgent, comprehensive and accessible plan to get the planet to net-zero emissions, before the worst effects of climate change are upon us.

He sets out the climate science simply and explores initiatives like wind power, which are already contributing to a reduction in greenhouse emissions, but he goes on to argue that these existing methods aren't enough to eradicate the 51 billion tons emitted across the globe annually. So he then turns to innovations in technology to get us all the way to zero, from new processes for making steel and cement, to developing the science fundamental to creating plant and cell-based meats, and growing wheat and rice varieties capable of enduring a warmer planet. Lastly, he sets out a roadmap for governments and policymakers to adopt, to ensure that in every continent and country our precious planet remains inhabitable. His ideas are authoritative, expansive and inspiring.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Bill Gates sets out a far-reaching plan for how the world can avoid a climate catastrophe

Bill Gates sets out his wide-ranging plan for the world to avoid a climate catastrophe.

02How We Make Things2021021620210217 (R4)Bill Gates on the charm of concrete. This miracle substance is everywhere and millions and millions of tons of it are produced every year contributing heavily to greenhouse emissions, but what if it could be made sustainably? Gates turns to technological innovations for answers to this and other questions about how we manufacture the materials that the modern world is made of. William Hope reads.

Bill Gates is a technologist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, and in his new book he brings these three strands together to propose an urgent, comprehensive and accessible plan to get the planet to net-zero emissions, before the worst effects of climate change are upon us.

He sets out the climate science simply and explores initiatives like wind power, which are already contributing to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, but he goes on to argue that on their own, these existing methods aren't enough to eradicate the 51 billion tons emitted across the globe annually. So he then turns to the innovations which promise to get us all the way to zero emissions, from new processes for making steel and cement, to developing the science fundamental to creating plant and cell-based meats. Lastly, he sets out a roadmap for governments and policymakers to adopt, to ensure that in every continent and country our precious planet remains inhabitable. Although he makes it plain that it’s going be a hard journey, his ideas are authoritative, expansive and inspiring.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Bill Gates on concrete's charms and the technological innovations to make it sustainably.

Bill Gates sets out his wide-ranging plan for the world to avoid a climate catastrophe.

03How We Grow Things2021021720210218 (R4)Bill Gates on reducing methane emitted by livestock, tackling deforestation, and changing our wasteful ways. William Hope reads.

Bill Gates is a technologist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, and in his new book he brings these three strands together to propose an urgent, comprehensive and accessible plan to get the planet to net-zero emissions, before the worst effects of climate change are upon us.

He sets out the climate science simply and explores initiatives like wind power, which are already contributing to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, but he goes on to argue that on their own, these existing methods aren't enough to eradicate the 51 billion tons emitted across the globe annually. So he then turns to the innovations which promise to get us all the way to zero emissions, from new processes for making steel and cement, to developing the science fundamental to creating plant and cell-based meats. Lastly, he sets out a roadmap for governments and policymakers to adopt, to ensure that in every continent and country our precious planet remains inhabitable. Although he makes it plain that it’s going be a hard journey, his ideas are authoritative, expansive and inspiring.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Bill Gates on livestock and reducing their methane emissions, and deforestation.

Bill Gates sets out his wide-ranging plan for the world to avoid a climate catastrophe.

04Adapting To A Warmer World2021021820210219 (R4)Bill Gates on the extraordinary power of climate-smart crops and why investing in mangrove forests benefits the planet and makes good business sense. William Hope reads.

Bill Gates is a technologist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, and in his new book he brings these three strands together to propose an urgent, comprehensive and accessible plan to get the planet to net-zero emissions, before the worst effects of climate change are upon us.

He sets out the climate science simply and explores initiatives like wind power, which are already contributing to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, but he goes on to argue that on their own, these existing methods aren't enough to eradicate the 51 billion tons emitted across the globe annually. So he then turns to the innovations which promise to get us all the way to zero emissions, from new processes for making steel and cement, to developing the science fundamental to creating plant and cell-based meats. Lastly, he sets out a roadmap for governments and policymakers to adopt, to ensure that in every continent and country our precious planet remains inhabitable. Although he makes it plain that it’s going be a hard journey, his ideas are authoritative, expansive and inspiring.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Bill Gates on climate-smart crops and investing in mangrove forests.

Bill Gates sets out his wide-ranging plan for the world to avoid a climate catastrophe.

Bill Gates on the extraordinary power of climate-smart crops and why investing in mangrove forests benefits the planet and makes good business sense. William Hope reads.

Bill Gates is a technologist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, and in his new book he brings these three strands together to propose an urgent, comprehensive and accessible plan to get the planet to net-zero emissions, before the worst effects of climate change are upon us.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Bill Gates on climate-smart crops and investing in mangrove forests.

Bill Gates sets out his wide-ranging plan for the world to avoid a climate catastrophe.

05 LASTA Plan For Getting To Zero2021021920210220 (R4)Bill Gates takes an optimistic view of how the innovative power of technology, policies and people can get us to zero greenhouse emissions and avert a climate catastrophe.

Bill Gates is a technologist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, and in his new book he brings these three strands together to propose an urgent, comprehensive and accessible plan to get the planet to net-zero emissions, before the worst effects of climate change are upon us.

He sets out the climate science simply and explores initiatives like wind power, which are already contributing to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, but he goes on to argue that on their own, these existing methods aren't enough to eradicate the 51 billion tons emitted across the globe annually. So he then turns to the innovations which promise to get us all the way to zero emissions, from new processes for making steel and cement, to developing the science fundamental to creating plant and cell-based meats. Lastly, he sets out a roadmap for governments and policymakers to adopt, to ensure that in every continent and country our precious planet remains inhabitable. Although he makes it plain that it’s going be a hard journey, his ideas are authoritative, expansive and inspiring.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Bill Gates on how innovation, policies, and people can solve climate change.

Bill Gates sets out his wide-ranging plan for the world to avoid a climate catastrophe.