Summary of How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

Summary of How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

There are two numbers you need to know when it comes to understanding climate change. The first is fifty billion-the number of greenhouse gasses we release into the atmosphere. The second is zero—the number of greenhouse gasses we need to release in the atmosphere to avoid catastrophic climate change problems. By working together, Gates thinks we can reach these lofty goals. 

Gates began by looking at per-capita income as it related to energy uses and found that the higher the per capita income of a country, the higher the amount of energy that country used. Since energy consumption equaled about 27% of the greenhouse gasses emitting, this would be an important part of the puzzle-but it wouldn’t be the only part. 

Gates developed three beliefs about energy consumption and climate change. First, to avoid a climate disaster we have to get down to zero greenhouse gasses. Second, we need to employ the tools we have (like wind and solar energy) smarter and faster. Third, we need to find new technology that can take us the rest of the way. 

To solve the energy crisis, we have to start by investing in clean energy and getting money out of the fuel, oil, and coal industries. Money speaks, and if we can make it so that it’s financially beneficial to switch to clean energy, then we may see those greenhouse gases eliminated. 

For a long time, people have said that we need to fly and drive less to decrease the number of greenhouse gases that enter our atmosphere. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic hit globally, we found people doing just that, but our rates of carbon emissions only went down about 5%. This would be a significant amount of it was sustainable and each year saw similar decreases, however, it is not significant enough to prevent climate disasters. 

This book will not only tell you how to best use the energy you have and how to create clean energy in your homes, but it will also tell you what plans to follow to help prevent disastrous climate change and some of the newest technological ideas that are primed to help make a huge difference. 

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