On his blog, Gates Notes, Bill Gates has shared the cover art and release date for his upcoming book, HOW TO AVOID A CLIMATE DISASTER: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need, to be published by Knopf on February 16, 2021.
In this urgent, authoritative book, 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.
“I wrote this book because I believe that avoiding a climate disaster is one of the biggest challenges we face today. After studying the problem and investing in clean energy-companies for more than a decade, I believe that we can avoid the worst possible scenarios of climate change. The world is keenly aware of the problem and is setting ambitious goals to solve it. What we need is a plan to meet those goals—one that grasps all the complexities of climate change and faces them head-on.
“In this book, I try to cut through the complexity, explaining the science in a clear way. Then I propose a plan for what we need to do over the next decade. And I suggest some steps we can all take to make it happen.
“I hope this book helps advance the conversation and inspires action on climate change. The stakes could not be higher.”—Bill Gates