I’m Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and author of “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster.” Ask Me Anything.
I’m excited to be here for my 9th AMA.
Since my last AMA, I’ve written a book called How to Avoid a Climate Disaster. There’s been exciting progress in the more than 15 years that I’ve been learning about energy and climate change. What we need now is a plan that turns all this momentum into practical steps to achieve our big goals.
My book lays out exactly what that plan could look like. I’ve also created an organization called Breakthrough Energy to accelerate innovation at every step and push for policies that will speed up the clean energy transition. If you want to help, there are ways everyone can get involved.
When I wasn’t working on my book, I spent a lot time over the last year working with my colleagues at the Gates Foundation and around the world on ways to stop COVID-19. The scientific advances made in the last year are stunning, but so far we've fallen short on the vision of equitable access to vaccines for people in low-and middle-income countries. As we start the recovery from COVID-19, we need to take the hard-earned lessons from this tragedy and make sure we're better prepared for the next pandemic.
I’ve already answered a few questions about two really important numbers. You can ask me some more about climate change, COVID-19, or anything else.
Update: You’ve asked some great questions. Keep them coming. In the meantime, I have a question for you.
Update: I’m afraid I need to wrap up. Thanks for all the meaty questions! I’ll try to offset them by having an Impossible burger for lunch today.