Bill Gates has clearly been using his time in lockdown productively. The billionaire philanthropist has been working hard to fund research and development into a cure for the coronavirus. But he’s also written a book.
The tome is slated for release next February and is all about how we can tackle climate change. It’s titled ‘How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need’, and will be released on February 16, 2021.
‘It’s inspiring to see so much passion these days for dealing with climate change, and to know that the world has set some ambitious goals for solving it,’ Gates said in a tweet announcing the book’s publish date.
‘What we need now are practical plans to reach those goals. I’ve been working for some time on a book about what we need to do over the next decade to avoid a climate disaster. I’m excited that it will be published on February 16. https://t.co/M9QYX93fd5— Bill Gates (@BillGates) October 19, 2020
The book may be coming out next year, but Gates has been studying the effects of climate change for a long time. According to his publisher, the Microsoft co-founder has spent a decade looking at the causes and effects of climate change.
He recently pointed out that by the year 2100, climate change could be ‘five times as deadly’ as the Covid-19 pandemic. ‘I hope to explain the science in a clear and compelling way,’ Gates explained in a post on his GatesNotes blog. (Metro)