Bill Gates to discuss his new book on climate change at Dunwoody festival

Bill Gates
Bill Gates

Bill Gates will make a virtual appearance later this month at a Dunwoody book festival to discuss his new book on climate change.

The billionaire philanthropist who founded Microsoft will discuss his book “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need,” according to a news release. He’ll headline the Marcus Jewish Community Center’s “In Your Living Room” event at 8 p.m. Feb. 24.

The event will feature a discussion between Gates and Kristen Welker, co-anchor of “Weekend Today” and NBC News Chief White House Correspondent. The chat will focus on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.

“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,” the release said.

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Gates has called climate change one of the most pressing issues threatening the globe. He’s spent a decade studying the causes and effects of climate change, according to the release. He also said climate change could have worse effects on the world than the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will be livestreamed on Zoom, and it requires advanced registration. Tickets cost $36 and include a hardcover copy of Gates’ book. Tickets are available at

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