How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

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By Bill Gates

10 min
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By 2050, we must reach a point of zero emissions. Reaching this critical goal will require cooperation on a local (individual), state, national, and even global scale in addition to widespread policy change across nearly every functional industry. Particular attention will need to be paid to the construction sector, food production, transportation, and heating and cooling, as each of these areas is a key contributor to the overproduction of greenhouse gas.

Here’s a break down of the current contribution by industry:

Construction (33%)
Food Production (19%)
Transportation (41%)
Heating and Cooling (7%)

Alternatives to these harmful pollutants do exist, but many are costly and ineffective. More research, funding, and policy restructuring must take place...and fast.

About the Author

William Henry Gates III (Bill Gates) was born in 1955 in Seattle Washington. A Harvard University drop out, Gates went on to become an author, investor, software developer, and well-known philanthropist. He co-founded Microsoft Corporation in 1975 and served as the largest individual shareholder until 2014. He also held the roles of chairman, CEO, president, and chief software executive throughout his time with the company. Currently, Bill Gates resides in Medina, Washington with his wife Melinda, who is also a well-known philanthropist and entrepreneur.
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How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

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