Bill Gates | How to Avoid a Climate Disaster


We're partnering with our friends at BookPeople in Austin to bring you this event! Bill Gates will appear in conversation with Sal Khan to discuss How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need. The conversation will be pre-recorded. 

  • This is a ticketed event. Each ticket includes a copy of How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need. Attendees will receive their link to the Zoom webinar 24 hours and 1 hour before the event.
  • Books will be shipped via media mail and we will begin shipping out books the week of publication on a rolling basis in order of purchase.
  • NOTE: Because this is a virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom, you will need access a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet at a sufficient bandwidth. If you have not used Zoom before, don't worry: It's easy! Here's a quick reference guide to help you get oriented: Getting Started with Zoom


Monday, March 8, 2021, 7:00 PM Central Time



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About the Author:

Bill Gates is a technologist, business leader, and philanthropist. In 1975, he cofounded Microsoft with his childhood friend Paul Allen; today he and his wife, Melinda, are cochairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He also launched Breakthrough Energy, an effort to commercialize clean energy and other climate-related technologies. He and Melinda have three children and live in Medina, Washington.

About the conversational partner:

Sal Khan is the founder and CEO of Khan Academy, a nonprofit educational organization that offers free lessons in math, science and humanities in multiple languages, as well as tools for parents, teachers and districts to track student progress.

About the book:

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 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.

Event date: 
Monday, March 8, 2021 - 7:00pm
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