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How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

the Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need
May 15, 2021JLMason rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Gates' book is a comprehensive, easy-to-understand analysis of the major factors contributing to green house gases and what our best options are for getting to zero emissions by 2050. It addresses misinformation and common misperceptions, making it clear that single focus solutions, such as renewable energy sources, will not be enough to meet demand. Success means lowering the "green premium" - the cost of using low/zero emission alternatives - and requires a combination of government policy, technological innovation, and favorable market forces. The global coordination needed will not be easy to achieve and we are running out of time. The book concludes with actions that we as citizens and consumers can take to make a difference.