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Bill Gates How To Avoid Climate Disaster

Thank you to all those who joined us for the conversation with Bill about his new book, what he's learned about this complex and far-reaching challenge, and why he remains hopeful that we can overcome climate change.

This event has concluded. A video recording will posted at gef.stanford.edu soon.

Thank you to all of the Stanford students who submitted questions for Bill Gates. We received over 150 entries. The organizing staff and faculty selected six questions which were presented during the live webinar.

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Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Founder of Breakthrough Energy
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President, Stanford University
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Jay Precourt Provostial Chair Professor, Stanford University

Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science, and finance, he has focused on what must be done in order to stop the planet’s slide toward certain environmental disaster. In this book, he not only explains why we need to work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases, but also details what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal.

In this urgent, authoritative book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical—and accessible—plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and founder of Breakthrough Energy, will join Stanford Professor Arun Majumdar on February 18th to reflect on themes from the philanthropist's new book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster. In his new work the celebrated innovator sets out a wide-ranging, practical—and accessible—plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.

Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne will offer opening remarks.

Arun Majumdar, who recently stepped down as co-director of Stanford’s Precourt Institute for Energy, is on the School of Engineering faculty. He served as acting undersecretary for Energy, was the founding director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA–E) and was part of the science team that helped stop the Deep Water Horizon (BP) oil spill.

 

 

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