How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: A tycoon has his say on the other existential crisis of our age

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates’s new book is a roadmap through the environmental consequences and commercial realities of climate change

Bill Gates: the Microsoft co-founder’s new book sets out his stall on the issue of climate change


How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

By Bill Gates

Allen Lane, €20

Bill Gates begins his new book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, by asking readers to remember just two figures: 51 billion and 0. The former figure, he tells us, is how many tons of greenhouse gas emissions humans typically add to the atmosphere every year, while the latter is the volume of emissions “we need to aim for”.

In this way, ...