Bill Gates is working on a book and it tackles one of the vital issues of our day: climate change. Titled, ‘How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need’, the book is set to be published by Knopf on Feb. 16, 2021. Gates said on Monday that he’ll propose positive steps that individuals, governments and companies can each take.
“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,” Gates said in a tweet. “What we need now are practical plans to reach those goals.” He further tweeted about his book:
I’ve been working for some time on a book about what we need to do over the next decade to avoid a climate disaster. I’m excited that it will be published on February 16. https://t.co/M9QYX93fd5
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) October 19, 2020
Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change, his publisher’s site says. In August,that while COVID-19 is “awful,” the climate change crisis could be even worse, saying that by the year 2100, climate change could be “five times as deadly” as the novel coronavirus.
He has high hopes for the new book. “I hope to explain the science in a clear and compelling way,” Gates said in a post on his GatesNotes blog. “I’ll also propose a plan for what we need to do over the next decade and beyond to build the tools that will help us eliminate greenhouse gas emissions while scaling up the powerful solutions we already have.”