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Bill Gates Has a Master Plan for Battling Climate Change

Christina Binkley of the Wall Street Journal reports that Bill Gates has a master plan for battling climate change.

The C3 Take
  • Bill Gates, through his organization Breakthrough Energy Ventures, has countless clean energy startups.
  • In his new book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, Gates outlines how the world can lower emissions by targeting all sectors of our economy and investing in research and development.
  • Gates, who has become a leader in the climate and clean energy space, has shown that the issues of climate and energy will require leadership from the private sector in order to be solved.

“The crux of his argument is that, as helpful as innovations like electric cars, solar panels, lithium-ion batteries and plant-based burgers are to the effort, they don’t go far enough. There isn’t enough land on earth to plant enough trees to offset our carbon dependency. ‘The key point in my book is that a serious climate plan—which we don’t have yet—involves counting in your head all the different sources of emissions,’ Gates says. This reckoning has to go beyond agriculture and electricity to encompass all carbon-spewing processes (transportation; concrete and steel production) so that we can develop green alternatives. So, for example, Gates believes we must invent green steel.”

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