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Vaclav Smil is my favorite author, and his new book Numbers Don’t Lie is one of his best yet. I unabashedly recommend this book to anyone who loves learning. Use the link in my bio to read my review and download a free chapter.
I’m rooting for lots of the athletes in Tokyo right now—but none more than my soon-to-be son-in-law, @nayelnassar. Good luck, Nayel!
Over the years, I’ve done a lot of things to raise awareness for the importance of safe sanitation. I shared a stage with a jar of human feces, smelled pit latrine odor, and drank water made from poop. This got some laughs, but my goal was to draw attention to some amazing progress. Read about our foundation’s Reinvent the Toilet progress at gatesnotes.com
Many people today wouldn’t recognize what this is. And that’s an amazing thing because it shows how much progress the world has made against polio. This metal tank kept thousands of people alive during the polio epidemic in the U.S. Because of polio vaccines, we no longer need these iron lungs. Iron lungs were once one of the greatest tools to fight polio. Today, it’s the iron will of the thousands of polio workers and their supporters who are committed to finishing the job. I am confident that our tools and resources will allow us to eliminate polio entirely.
The world needs to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. To make that happen, we need to invent and deploy many more clean energy products. Breakthrough Energy Catalyst will jumpstart this process by bringing together partners across the public and private sectors. I am optimistic that we can succeed if we act boldly together.
Most of the books on my summer reading list this year touch on what happens when people come into conflict with the world around them. I hope at least one of them sparks your interest. #bookstagram
Dr. Mohamed Bailor Barrie never thought he’d become a doctor. Growing up in poverty in northern Sierra Leone, he saw from a young age how quality health care helps people live better lives. Now, after helping his country combat Ebola and COVID-19, Dr. Barrie has become one of Sierra Leone’s health leaders. His story is truly inspiring.
It’s always fun to talk to someone who loves books and learning as much as I do! Thanks, @ArielBissett, for asking great questions about such an important topic and to @RotmanSchool and @Indigo for hosting the conversation.
For decades, Australian researcher Ruth Bishop led global efforts to combat rotavirus. Her discovery of the disease helped pave the way for the development of several rotavirus vaccines and the delivery of these and other lifesaving vaccines to the world’s poorest countries. During our current pandemic, Ruth’s life is a reminder of the importance of scientific research to uncover unknown pathogens and the power of vaccines to prevent suffering and save lives.
I love talking to @DaxShepard and @mlpadman. Thank you @chihumanities for hosting my Chicago book event, and thanks to everyone who joined our conversation about climate change.
When I talk to people about climate change, I almost always get asked the same question: What can I do to help? Here are some actions you can take to move us closer to a zero-carbon future.
Thank you for the fantastic conversation about climate change at my virtual book event, @SavannahGuthrie! And thanks to @HarvardBookstore for hosting us.
I wrote How to Avoid a Climate Disaster because we’re at a crucial moment in time. My new book (link in bio) outlines a series of steps we can take reach zero emissions.
I had a great time asking and answering more big questions with @rashidajones and everyone who joined our (virtual) climate book talk hosted by DC’s @sixthandi.
How to Avoid a Climate Disaster is available now. I hope you’ll check out the book, but more importantly, I hope you’ll do what you can to help keep the planet livable for generations to come.
I enjoyed spending time with @andersoncooper recently in Seattle. We talked about why I’m optimistic that the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions and avoid a climate disaster.
COVID-19 has cost lives, sickened millions, and thrust the global economy into a devastating recession. But hope is on the horizon.
Just as World War II was the defining event for my parents’ generation, the COVID-19 pandemic will define the generations living through it right now. In our new Annual Letter (link in bio), @melindafrenchgates and I talk about how we hope the experience we’ve all lived through over the last year will lead to a long-term change in the way people think about global health.