‘Getting to Zero Emissions’ will take time, technological innovation and huge investment

Small City Life, St Albans
Small City Life, St Albans
‘Getting to Zero Emissions’ will take time, technological innovation and huge investment
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Bill Gates’ new book, How To Avoid A Climate Disaster is not an easy read. If you read for pleasure or for escapism, I suggest you do not add this sobering book to your pile of bedtime reading. Bill Gates tells us that climate scientists have confirmed that we are already in a state of emergency but that ‘getting to zero emissions’ will take decades. In the meantime, we’ll have to deal with limited resources and extreme weather conditions.

So far, I haven’t done anything much to ‘save the planet’ apart from planting a few trees and plants in my garden and eating less meat. This book was a wake-up call for me, I’ll make a start by attending the Sustainability Festival in May and seeing which area of activity I am drawn to; while remembering Jane Goodall’s words of wisdom, “every individual has a role to play” and that ‘the greatest danger to our future is apathy.”