Bill Gates: How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need.
Monday, March 8, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The event is hosted by our Community Partner Blue Willow Book Shop. Located in a west Houston neighborhood, Blue Willow Bookshop is a cozy and comfortable family bookstore with a reputation for excellence in bookselling, customer service, and quality author events. With an inventory split evenly between adult and children’s books, Blue Willow Bookshop caters to the entire family and provides a well-curated and eclectic selection of books and gift items for all tastes.
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About the event
In this urgent, authoritative book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, 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 toward 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.
Bill Gates will appear in conversation with Sal Khan who is the founder and CEO of Khan Academy, a nonprofit educational organization that offers free lessons in math, science and humanities in multiple languages, as well as tools for parents, teachers and districts to track student progress. The conversation will be recorded earlier.
About the author
Bill Gates is a technologist, business leader, and philanthropist. In 1975, he cofounded Microsoft with his childhood friend Paul Allen; today he and his wife, Melinda, are cochairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He also launched Breakthrough Energy, an effort to commercialize clean energy and other climate-related technologies. He and Melinda have three children and live in Medina, Washington.