Bill Gates will offer “practical plans” to address the climate change crisis in his new book, CNET reports.
The Microsoft co-founder and prolific philanthropist teased details of his forthcoming book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need, on his Twitter account.
“It’s inspiring to see so much passion these days for dealing with climate change, and to know that the world has set some ambitious goals for solving it,” he tweeted. “What we need now are practical plans to reach those goals.”
It’s inspiring to see so much passion these days for dealing with climate change, and to know that the world has set some ambitious goals for solving it. What we need now are practical plans to reach those goals.— Bill Gates (@BillGates) October 19, 2020
Publisher Knopf describes Gates’ book as “urgent” and “authoritative.”
“In this book, he not only explains why we need to work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases, but also details what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal,” the publisher says. “As Bill Gates makes clear, achieving zero emissions will not be simple or easy to do, but if we follow the plan he sets out here, it is a goal firmly within our reach.”
In a 2015 interview with the Atlantic, Gates said he’s hopeful that the world will be able to address the climate crisis.
“The only reason I’m optimistic about this problem is because of innovation,” he said. “So I want to tilt the odds in our favor by driving innovation at an unnaturally high pace, or more than its current business-as-usual course.”
How to Avoid a Climate Disaster is slated for publication on Feb. 16, 2021.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and regular contributor to NPR.