See Bill Gates on virtual tour for How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

Bill Gates will discuss his new book, which sets out a wide-ranging, practical—and accessible—plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.

Photo: ©Bill Gates

Dates, Times, and Tickets

 

Tuesday, February 16 at 7pm ET

Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center (NY)

Interviewed by Trevor Noah

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Wednesday, February 17 at 7pm GMT

How To Academy (UK)

In conversation with Alok Sharma

In collaboration with Penguin Live and Waterstones

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Wednesday, February 17 at 7pm ET

Sixth & I (DC)

In conversation with Rashida Jones

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Thursday, February 18 at 7:30pm PT

Seattle Arts & Lectures

Interviewed by Anderson Cooper

In collaboration with Book Larder, Elliott Bay Book Company, Island Books, Phinney Books, Queen Anne Book Company, Secret Garden Books, Third Place Books, and University Book Store

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Friday, February 19 at 11am PT

Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Writers Bloc

In conversation with Don Cheadle

In collaboration with Vroman’s and Book Passage

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Monday, February 22 at 7pm ET

Harvard Book Store

Interviewed by Savannah Guthrie

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Wednesday, February 24 at 8pm ET

Atlanta JCC

Interviewed by Kristen Welker

In collaboration with Books & Books, A Capella, and Indigo

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Thursday, February 25 at 7pm CT

Chicago Humanities Festival

In conversation with Dax Shepard and Monica Padman

In collaboration with Literati and Seminary Coop

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Friday, February 26 at 11am IT

Jaipur Literature Festival (IN)

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Monday, March 8 at 7pm CT

Book People and Blue Willow Bookshop (TX)

In conversation with Sal Khan

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Wednesday, March 10 at 8pm ET

Rotman School of Management and Indigo (CAN)

In conversation with Ariel Bissett

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<p><span data-font="font-trade" class="font-family font-trade"><span data-weight="400" class="font-weight font-weight-400">How to Avoid a Climate Disaster</span></span></p> by <p><span data-font="font-trade" class="font-family font-trade"><span data-weight="400" class="font-weight font-weight-400">Bill Gates</span></span></p>

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

Bill Gates

In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical—and accessible—plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.

Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science, and finance, he has focused on what must be done in order to stop the planet's slide to certain environmental disaster. 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.

He gives us a clear-eyed description of the challenges we face. Drawing on his understanding of innovation and what it takes to get new ideas into the market, he describes the areas in which technology is already helping to reduce emissions, where and how the current technology can be made to function more effectively, where breakthrough technologies are needed, and who is working on these essential innovations. Finally, he lays out a concrete, practical plan for achieving the goal of zero emissions—suggesting not only policies that governments should adopt, but what we as individuals can do to keep our government, our employers, and ourselves accountable in this crucial enterprise.

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.

Learn more about How to Avoid a Climate Disaster on GatesNotes.