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October 25, 2021

Every College and University Student Around the World Can Now Receive a Free Digital Copy of Bill Gates' Book How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

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SEATTLE, October 25, 2021 — Beginning today, Bill Gates will give every college and university student around the world a free digital copy of his best-selling book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need (Alfred A. Knopf, February 16, 2021).

As climate leaders from the public and private sectors gather in Glasgow, Scotland, for the COP26 climate conference next month, the imperative to take tangible action as a global community has never been stronger.

“Students and young activists have kept climate change at the top of the global agenda, despite the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we owe it to them and to everyone around the world to develop real plans and take real action,” said Bill Gates. “The next generation of scientists, innovators, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, and activists will carry this work forward as the world aims to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.”

Throughout 2021, Gates has spoken with more than 132,000 students in virtual Q&A sessions to hear their thoughts on climate change and the work that lies ahead to transform the entire physical economy and shift away from carbon-emitting energy sources. By making his book available to every college and university student worldwide, Gates hopes to encourage more young people to learn about climate change and consider what role they could play in the years ahead.

The free download is available to any college or university student anywhere in the world. The book gets delivered in a .epub file for opening in a compatible e-reader application. It will be available for download on Bill Gates’ blog, Gates Notes, this week only.

To download the book, visit

Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help of experts in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science, and finance, he has focused on what must be done to stop a climate 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 background in technology innovation, he details what it will take to get new ideas from the lab to the market. Next, he describes the areas in which existing technology is already helping to reduce emissions and outlines where breakthrough innovations are needed to take us the rest of the way. Finally, he lays out concrete, practical plan for achieving the goal of zero emissions. It suggests policies that governments should adopt and what we as individuals can do to keep our government, employers, and ourselves accountable to avoid the worst effects of climate change.

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

Source: Gates Notes

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