Why Zero? The solutions we have and the breakthroughs we need to avoid a climate disaster

I am a big fan of Bill Gates – he is one of the reasons why I work in technology and worked at Microsoft for many years.

I read his new book on my Amazon Kindle “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster” and highly recommend it.

Bill Gates kept the jargon to a minimum because he wanted the book to be accessible to everyone.

He spent a decade investigating the effects and causes of climate change with the help of experts in physics, engineering, chemistry and political science. The philantropist writes about why we need to work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases, how to achieve this profoundly important goal and where breakthrough technology are needed or should be improved. This includes deploying tools and application which already exsits (e.g. solar wind), but make them smarter and faster to achieve more.

The good news is – we can achieve these goals.

The bad news is – getting to zero will be very difficult.

The only sensible goal is zero. You will find some tips on how to contribute to it on a daily basis in his book – I am trying to contribute and start now.

Did you already started to contribute personally to reduce climate change (e.g. consume or waste less, avoid plastic)?