The catastrophe is near. Vasyl Khmelnytsky about the book by Bill Gates and climate change
The attention of entrepreneurs to the topic of climate change is not accidental. Innovative technologies and the transition of humanity to clean energy are not only the mission of our generation. It is also a multibillion-dollar investment by private companies and governments that make “clean technologies” affordable and profitable for the mass consumer, writes the founder of UFuture Vasyl Khmelnytsky in a column for Huxley.
Bill Gates, the legendary founder of Microsoft, a philanthropist, and investor, has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in developing innovations that could be the solution to the climate problem in the future. Recently, his book “How to Prevent a Climate Catastrophe: Where We Are Now and What to Do Next” burst into the media, immediately entering the top 5 bestsellers on Amazon. Bill Gates has been collecting material for the book for over 10 years.
"Gates' book is the most pragmatic view of a global business leader on the climate problem. In the language of irrefutable numbers and facts, he explains in an accessible way how close we all have come to the catastrophe and what each of us must do — at our level of responsibility to avoid it. This book will definitely sober up those who perceive the climate problem as too global, far-fetched, far from his personal daily worries,” Vasyl Khmelnytsky noted.
Over the past ten years, we have naturally witnessed an increase in the number of fires, floods, and other natural disasters. Unfortunately, even those who are aware of the seriousness of this situation do not fully understand how to deal with the inevitability of global warming.
Gates argues that this is extremely difficult but potentially possible. His book is devoid of inappropriate optimism in this case, but at the same time offers a very logical and pragmatic plan of action.
“We need mass dissemination of views on the climate catastrophe, a change in the culture of consumption at all levels, many more R&D centers, and the systematic support of states. Solar and wind power should be a priority, although renewable energy alone will not solve all the problems. It is necessary to look for opportunities for the safe use of nuclear energy, to develop new technologies, to look for non-standard, comprehensive approaches in the energy sector,” Vasyl Khmelnytsky stressed.
Read more about Bill Gates’ book and UFuture founder’s views on climate change via the link.