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Bill Gates gets mixed reviews for his book on avoiding the perils of climate change

A new book by billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need, went on sale this month. It has not been greeted with universal enthusiasm. Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown is a fan Writing in The Guardian, former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown praised Gates s proposals for reducing the impact of climate change. Taken together, these measures could meet the world s objective of net carbon zero, Brown said. He suggested that the current British government put Gates s proposals on the agenda of this year s United Nations Climate Change Conference (Cop26). That meeting is to be held in Glasgow on November 1-12. Details can be found at ukcop26.org. Brown quoted Gates as saying that unless 51 billion tons of greenhouse gases were annually removed from the atmosphere, climate change would kill more people than COVID-19. Gates is right about the scale and the urgency of the problem, Brown said, noting that Gates wanted an immediate quintupling of climate-related research and development. ...Read more


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