MJCCA Book Fest and Atlanta History Center Present Bill Gates - How To Avoid a Climate Disaster Virtual Event

MJCCA Book Fest and Atlanta History Center Present Bill Gates - How To Avoid a Climate Disaster Virtual Event

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021 8:00 PM

Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta on Zoom

In this urgent, authoritative book, philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder 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.

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta and the Atlanta History Center welcome the author for an online discussion of “How To Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and The Breakthroughs We Need,” on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at 8 PM (EST). Gates will appear in conversation with NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Kristen Welker.

This program is presented in partnership with A Cappella BooksBooks & Books, and the National JCC Literary Consortium.

Tickets include a copy of “How To Avoid a Climate Disaster." Price covers shipping.


All books will be shipped after the event. Please note that USPS is experiencing delays due to the pandemic. Mailed packages may arrive several days later than usual.

About the Book

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 to 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.

He gives us a clear-eyed description of the challenges we face. Drawing on his understanding of innovation and what it takes to get new ideas into the market, he describes the areas in which technology is already helping to reduce emissions, where and how the current technology can be made to function more effectively, where breakthrough technologies are needed, and who is working on these essential innovations. Finally, he lays out a concrete, practical plan for achieving the goal of zero emissions–suggesting not only policies that governments should adopt, but what we as individuals can do to keep our government, our employers, and ourselves accountable in this crucial enterprise.

As Bill Gates makes clear, achieving zero emissions will not be simple or easy to do, but if we follow the plan he sets out here, it is a goal firmly within our reach.

About the Author

Bill Gates is a technologist, business leader, and philanthropist. In 1975, he co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Paul Allen; today he and his wife, Melinda, are co-chairs 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.